Commentary: These pieces are made with open world assets from Epic. I created 3 lighting scenarios and lit the level based on reference I picked out. I started with a grey pass to establish values, then moved the initial setups to each scenario and introduced indirect lights + GI to fill in the dark areas. The fps for this scene is low due to high settings during render. The lighting for this is baked, but there was a few dynamic lights added for additional fill.
Problems: Matching underexposed reference, not fully understanding mood. Rendering in sequencer. Instanced foilage showing up too dark in all scenarios, creating shaping on certain elements in the level, and creating a consistent look across all scenarios. FPS for this is way too low at 17 to work in game but would be appropriate for a cinematic. Had to remove adaptive tessellation in order to fix texturing issues.
Reference used in project will be placed on pinterest.