How To Light a Car Scene at Night Without Driving

How To Light a Car Scene at Night Without Driving

Today we’ll talk about how to light a car scene at night without driving. Have you ever needed to shoot a car scene at night on a budget or just don’t want to deal with traffic? We have some useful techniques on how to film a car scene without driving down the highway. (Make sure to check our links below to buy any of the lights we used in this video)

To make our car scene look realistic without driving we used two Viltrox lights, one with green gel and one with blue, to represent cars passing by. We had a crew member behind the car with two circular ARRI lights to look like a car driving behind. We had another crew member duck down by the trunk and shake the car to simulate movement.

If you ever need to create a realistic car scene without hitting the road, these tips are sure to help you light a car scene at night. If you have the lights and some extra hands it should be no problem to film a car scene at night without driving.

If you have any questions on the techniques used in this review video, please send a note in the comments. Thanks for watching How To Light a Car Scene at Night Without Driving, in our Film Jams series!

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Gear used in this video:
-Quasar Science 4ft Crossfade LED Tube Light – (Key Light)
-Viltrox L132T Bi-Color LED Light –
-Impact 1K Dimmer –
-ARRI 150w Fresnel Tungsten Light –
-Blue Gel (CTB) –
-Christmas Lights –

Other equipment we use to film:

-Canon C300 – (For Car Scenes)
-Canon C100 – (BTS Video)
-Canon EOS R –
-Sony A7III –

-Canon 24-105mm – (main interview)
-Canon 100mm macro – (product shots & CUs)

-Sachtler –

-Sennheiser MKE600 –
-Sennheiser 416 –

-Litepanel Astra 6x –
-Kino Flo Diva LED –

-Profoto Beauty Dish –
-Profoto D2 500 Strobe Kit –
-Canon 5D mkIII –
-Profoto Air Remote –

Filmed on location at: in St. Petersburg, FL

Special Thanks to the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission Digital Creator Program

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