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what gel combinaton will create mercury vapor light color on thungsten light?


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#1 Gevorg Sarkisian

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:44 AM

Hello! I whant to recreat the mercury vapor street light color using thungsten light. What gel combination I have to use on a 3200K light and on 5600K light to get the same color. Thanks.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:53 AM

Hello! I whant to recreat the mercury vapor street light color using thungsten light. What gel combination I have to use on a 3200K light and on 5600K light to get the same color. Thanks.


Hi,

There has been a thread on this in the past, i recently followed it's advice on a shoot.
Bastard amber and 1/4 CTO, on a tungsten...... worked a treat.

James.
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:41 AM

Bastard amber and 1/4 CTO, on a tungsten...... worked a treat.


This is a gel pack for a Sodium Vapour look, not Mercury. For a Mercury Vapour look on tungsten, you could try 3/4 Plus Green & Rosco Cal Colour 30 Blue. This is the combination used by Paul Cameron.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:18 AM

This is a gel pack for a Sodium Vapour look, not Mercury.


I always seem to get the two mixed up..

Sorry about that,

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#5 Gevorg Sarkisian

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:07 PM

Thanks for the info. I will try the combination. Thanks
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#6 Cameron Speaks

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:12 AM

How about HMI's? just the green?
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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:27 AM

Sometimes just to keep things simple, I put Full Plus Green on an HMI for a mercury vapor look, although it probably would be more like 3/4 Plus Green and 1/4 CTO to be more accurate. But there is some variation out there in mercury vapor fixtures; some are greener than others.
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