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#1 jijhh

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:45 PM

What colors will neon and halogen produce when filmed on daylight balanced film? Anyone know any examples in film where this was done for effect that I could take a look at?

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:58 PM

Just an addition to my post. How can I give the film a slightly greenish-gray look like a boring office building? Keep in mind I can only gel my tungsten light kit. I can't use different lights or a camera filter.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:18 PM

Just an addition to my post. How can I give the film a slightly greenish-gray look like a boring office building? Keep in mind I can only gel my tungsten light kit. I can't use different lights or a camera filter.

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I think neon lights have a strong enough color that they should render more or less naturalistically. I would think that halogens should render warm on daylight stock, since quite a lot of tungsten lights have "quartz halogen" lamps in them.


To get that greenish grey, I would shoot your greycards with a 1/4 or so minus green gel in front of them. That way, the scene will be timed to remove the magenta and thus add green.

The dull greyish part of your look would best be achieved by just art-directing and lighting it in midtones without very deep blacks or very bright highlights, and/or by pulling your film to reduce contrast.

Edited by Christopher D. Keth, 06 December 2005 - 09:19 PM.

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