From Anthill Films:
Night vision. Examples of species that possess this quality include the Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) and the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus). However, not all species are privileged enough to possess this nocturnal quality. Example… the human species (homo sapiens).
Shooting at night has it’s drawbacks. Our lack of night vision meant that we had to set up way more lights than we normally do, even for short sections of trail. Set-up would start just before sundown each day, and by the time we were finished shooting, the sun would be on it’s way back up to greet us for the day. Lack of sleep was definitely a challenge, and by the end of the shoot you’d think we were on set of the Walking Dead, not unReal.
That being said, challenges are meant to be overcome. The night shift isn’t all that bad, but we definitely have a new appreciation for a good night’s sleep.