Talk:Day for night

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For some reason, there was a big-ass picture of a cow on this page...I removed it. ---Rochallor, 5/25/06(Happy Towel Day!)

The article states that the technique is mostly in disuse but I have heard commentary tracks where people talk about shooting Day for Night. In particular i rememember John Sayles on Limbo talking about shooting "day for Alaskan night". Is the term really in disuse? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 04:05, 16 January 2007

Can someone put an explanation for why it's called American Night? Was this some European term in response to seeing it in Hollywood films or something? (talk) 15:41, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

It's been replaced by what exactly? What are these advancements in technique/technology? +Hexagon1 (t) 16:02, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

My guess, based on nothing, is that faster film stock and modern high-ISO digital capture allows for shooting in lower light; smaller and more portable shooting equipment allows for a smaller and more portable crew; film budgets have gone up; and there is probably a filter in Abobe After Effects that can produce a night-time effect from video shot during daylight. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk)@

There seems to be a contradiction in the article; in one sentence it says that Day for Night is less used now than in the past, but in a later sentence it says Day for Night is becoming more popular. I believe the technique is more convincing and still commonly used today but I don't have any facts or stats I can locate to show this so I'm leaving the article as it is for now. Rcopley (talk) 03:38, 19 September 2009 (UTC)


Why doesn't the page even describe how it works in detail? what's the point of having a seperate article if you're not going to go into detail about it?Bumblebritches57 (talk) 13:25, 2 October 2013 (UTC)