How do do a golden glow in DV...should I trick the white balance or do it in post?
Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:55 PM
I'm going to be using a PD150, and I wanted this dreamy golden glow in an exterior shot. Should I trick the white balance and film it like that, or shoot it normally then add the glow in post? My worry is that the footage will look like crap when I review the footage on a monitor, so to be safe maybe I should do it in editing? Total newbie. Thanks for your help.
Baker S. Smith
Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:44 PM
When A scanner darkly was shot, Shane Kelly took a swatchbook from one of the gel manufaturers and ballanced through that. That would give you a lot to test, and probably some unique looks can be found.
also try a soft filter on the camera to create that 'glow'.
Edited by Michael Collier, 01 September 2006 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:24 AM
Yes, trick the white balance - although you want bluish cards/lighting/gels to balance with if you want it warm. If you balance on a warm card, it'll go cold.
Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:54 PM
Edited by BakerSmith, 04 September 2006 - 10:54 PM.
Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:54 PM
The camera assumes you are pointing it at something white. If you give it an image that's not white, however you do that, it'll bend its DSP setup so it comes out white. Doesn't matter how.
You can get quite creative like this.
Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:34 PM