Day to Night Translights

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day time to nighttime symmetrical image fade

'Rutters are the only suppliers of Day to Night translights in the U.K. Using them means that sets do not need re-rigging thereby saving huge amounts of downtime on set because exact positioning is maintained. We are also able to offer a selection of ready-made Day to Night images - see our image library for examples.

The image shown on this page is an example of the ultimate Day to Night translight. It was produced by commissioning us to shoot - in perfect symmetry - daytime and nighttime location photography of the scene. After some manipulation and skilful Photoshop work, the two images were printed on either side of backlight Vinyl Coated polyester in perfect registration which enabled it to be lit from front or back, creating that magic moment when day turns to night."

computer manipulated day to night translights

In those instances when budgets and time are limited, when no nighttime version is available and especially if an image can be chosen from our Image Library, we are able to convert a daytime image to a Day to Night translight.

The Day to Night translight shown on this page was achieved by computer manipulation of an image originally created by joining together several high resolution scans of 10" x 8" transparencies taken in daylight. After extensive Photoshop work was carried out to create the nighttime version, the day and night versions were then printed on either side of backlight Vinyl Coated polyester in perfect registration to enable it to be lit from the front or back creating that magic moment when day turns to night.'