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#1 Nor Domingo

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:31 AM

what is it?

I've always heard of CTOs or CTBs but recently i've been seeing DPs mentioning CTSs in AC magazine.
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#2 Jason Debus

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:09 PM

Color Temperature Straw
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#3 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 03:45 PM

Humm... Not sure it's the good guess... Straw is more known as "no color straw"...
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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:53 PM

CTS is "Color Temperature Straw" (there's more than one gel with the name "Straw" in it).

CTS is a slightly more yellow (less red) version of CTO. Among other things it makes for a more natural looking warm sunlight than the comparable density of CTO.

http://www.rosco.com...ers/cinegel.asp
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#5 Mike Williamson

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 05:21 PM

As Michael points out, CTS looks much nicer than CTO when you're going for a warm, sunny look. CTO is really designed as a correction gel and doesn't do much for me in creating a sunlit look for a day interior for example.

I've used CTO in the past for artistic effect but I always feel that it looks sort of crass or garish, it gets red and visual heavy very quickly, CTS has a much breezier quality to my eye. You could try 1/4 or 1/2 and see how you like it.

It's interesting that Nor mentions seeing more about CTS in "America Cinematographer" recently, maybe people are going away from redder skin tones these days. I'm thinking also of the Vision2 stocks being less red saturated than the Vision stocks, maybe these are related trends? Red flesh tones are one of my pet peeves, so I'm always looking for these things...
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#6 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 05:45 PM

Ok, thanks for the documented answer !

maybe people are going away from redder skin tones these days. I'm thinking also of the Vision2 stocks being less red saturated than the Vision stocks, maybe these are related trends?


Interesting point !
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#7 oscar jimenez

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:55 PM

CTS gives you a pale orange/ Gold tint ( 1/4 and 1/2 ) It is lovely, no that excess red and orange from CTO, for back lights or correcting HMIs a little bit is beautiful
Cheers!!
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#8 Nor Domingo

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:06 PM

thanks all!!!
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