Hi again, I'd like to use a pink fluorescent gel for a sequence in a short, and I only can buy ROSCO Filters. So Anybody has used pink carnation from Rosco? Is it good for natural white skin tones? Do you think this colour works well with black backgrounds?
I'm not sure what you're asking for. Skin tones will look... pink. That's what you want, right?
Black is a "neutral." Any color you put up against it will simply look like the color it is.
For cold blue, open up that Rosco swatchbook and look for a blue that looks right to you.
Color is a personal thing. If you ask 10 of us what color blue to use, you'll get 10 different answers. Since it sounds like you know what you're looking for, the best thing is to start looking
for it (with your own eyes).
I guess the only technical caveats I could throw in here are: 1) Not all fillmstocks and video cameras reproduce colors exactly the same way your eye sees them, so you really have to test them together to know exactly how they will come out. 2) colored lighting looks most saturated when it's near middle exposure or just below; if you overexpose the light too much the color appears to "wash out" a little as it gets brighter.
And maybe lay off the buds, sinsemilla