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#1 Nathan D. Lee

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:51 AM

In the next month or so I am going to be shooting several tests, mostly for super 8, and some 16. Where is a place I could pick up a color chart to shoot at the head of each roll/location? The ASC Store only had sharpness charts, which are good as well, but I am specifically looking for color.
Or are the colors on the clapper sticks accurate enough for most labs/ transfer facilities? They don?t seem to be too comprehensive.
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Edited by leebob61, 25 March 2006 - 10:53 AM.

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:58 AM

Hi,

Any professional photographic store should have a Gretag Macbeth colour chart.

They are eye-wateringly expensive.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:03 AM

In the next month or so I am going to be shooting several tests, mostly for super 8, and some 16. Where is a place I could pick up a color chart to shoot at the head of each roll/location? The ASC Store only had sharpness charts, which are good as well, but I am specifically looking for color.
Or are the colors on the clapper sticks accurate enough for most labs/ transfer facilities? They don?t seem to be too comprehensive.
Thanks
Nathan



Hi,

Try www.studiodepot.com or sometimes Ebay.

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#4 Nathan D. Lee

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:23 AM

Yes indeed they are expensive... therefore, part two of my question. Are the colored sticks on the slate pretty decent? At least for some basic work.
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

A do-it yourself color chart can be made from the paint chip samples available from paint stores. Choose the colors you are most concerned about, or perhaps for the paints actually used for your sets. Likewise, include actual fabric patches from your costumes.
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:17 PM

Many labs will give away a simple color chart / gray scale to clients who ask for one, mostly as a gray scale (only a few lines of color). But you'd have to buy a Macbeth color chart if you want that. People tend to use gray scales for dailies and Macbeth color charts for tests.
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#7 Joshua Reis

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:30 AM

Hi, check out the FilmTools online store. they have a handful of options under the Camera Assistant section

www.filmtools.com

http://store.yahoo.c...ayscalandc.html
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#8 Remi Adefarasin

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:18 AM

I personally hate the colors on the clapper sticks. When I see the rushes I judge neutral by the slate.
I know the graders do too. During early tests it really is worth getting fabric samples that you can shoot & send bits off to the lab. It's truly astounding how different man made fabrics can look when photograped.
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