Question by JackieFlash: I want to make a low-budget horror movie which will include mostly night scenes.?
What is the best camera for an independent filmmaker, such as myself, to use for low-light shooting?
I just wanted to mention that I will be investing in a digital camera for my horror movie venture. To even think of going the 35mm route is out of the question.
Answer by W Y
Don’t worry about the camera. Shoot “day for night,” the way the pros do. It’s much easier. If you try to shoot in the dark, your graininess goes way up, and color saturation goes down. With “day for night,” you have more control for less cost. Plus, it’s easier to work in the day.
Here are some links, but you can find others on the Net.
ADDED LATER: I assumed you would be shooting digital. That’s the way most indie film makers go these days. 35 mm is out of the question if you want to keep the budget low. It does NOT change my advice that it will be easier and cheaper to shoot day for night. And many digital cameras suffer from “noise” in low light.
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