I was wondering if anyone here had experience or tips on filming night scenes.
Ive got an okish HD video camera (~$1500) (Sony HDR-CX12)
Filming at night of course is a pain, (Think of a night time video shot in a forest, starry night and moon etc.) very little light is picked up, the camera has trouble focusing and so on. What youd expect I guess.
My first question is whether there are certain lenses or filters for a camera which would help with filming at night.
Id also like to know if theres any other ways to film night scenes, perhaps with soft blue lighting or something. Ive also heard of the technique where you film during the day (usually just as the suns gone down to avoid shadows) and then in post pro do a bunch of effects which make it look like a night scene. This would make it hard to film a short movie though, due to the time constraints (you’d only have a hour or so of good light) It would make filming very tedious…