Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:02 PM
I'm looking at using them on a selection of lights, from peppers to Baby's Blonds and redheads, up to a 4K HMI as the biggest light, I don't have big enough pieces for 4x4 cuts so I'm looking for a small range of sizes i should be cutting for these lights in a way that i can be most efficient with my small selection until i can come across more Gel.
Can anyone enlighten me?
Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:04 PM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 02:02 PM
Gels for kinos are a different matter, since they don't burn through. I have a selection of grids and muslins that I keep in zip-lock bags, and that go w/ me from shoot to shoot. Labelling everything is paramount. Next is getting your crew to abide by the system!
Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:00 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:17 PM
On one job where we were pretty low on gels since the beginning of the day, our key grip would use 4x4 and larger cuts on any size lights, and just roll up the excess gel on the bottom barndoor and spring clamp it on. I think they may have even done that with some grid cloth that was still on the roll...
The "saving grace" is that if you're using them on fresnels or pars is that the gels wear out pretty fast,
We use a lot of fresnels at my school, and have been using the same scrap gels for a while now... and I honestly haven't noticted any deterioration. Any reason why that may be? Are we lucky, or am I missing something with what you were saying?
Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:12 AM