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#1 XiaoSu Han

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:06 AM

hi!

i wanted to ask if anyone experienced shooting on on day (mostly dusk and dawn) with tungsten lights with 1/2 of CTB on them?

how is it going to look? too reddish on the skin tones?

we would rent dinos instead of 2.5k hmi pars then and go for a more "almost sunset" look...

film stock will be fuji 250d or 500d

thanks for any information!
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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:58 PM

I shot a Feature (Durango Kids) completely with Tungsten Lights. This was a 'Western' and included day and night exteriors/ interiors... all Tungsten. Now, we had 20ks and Dino Lights with Dichroics. They worked great! Have a Color Temp Meter with you and place the appropriate gel in front of the Tungsten light bearing in mind that when applying Full CTBlue you will have a huge Light loss and therefore need larger units. I recommend using Dichroic Bulbs whenever possible. They are great on the Dinos! These will get you much closer to 5500k without all the light loss. You may want to add a 1/8 or 1/4 CTBlue to get you to match 5500. I remember matching a late dawn shot with straight Dichroics... no gel. btw.. when Gelling Dinos use Heat Shield Gel! One roll should last the Show.

Color Temp Meter is key.

A lot of folks simply do not like HMI Lights and their quality of Light and rinky dinkying with CTOrange, CTBlue, Magenta and Green on each unit... I read about this and thought , ya know.. I am going to give this a try.. an entire Feature... No HMIs. I am glad I did. All worked well.

Enjoy your Show!

Edited by David Rakoczy, 31 July 2008 - 02:02 PM.

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