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#1 anthony derose

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:55 PM

Whats a good stock to use during the "magic hour". Also to match the blue in the sky (that kind of pale skylight you get right before the sky gets very dark) what would be a good gel to use on lights? I figure you could use 1/2 CTB on HMI's while shooting on indoor film but I don't know if that would be to blue.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:31 PM

I typed a little to fast I mean 1/2 CTO on HMI.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:24 AM

I like shooting exteriors with Kodak 7217 200T stock and an "85 Pola" filter or an 85 with Neutral Density filters, so I'll assume you're filtering your lens to correct your tungsten stock to daylight.

So yes, in this instance, a 1/2 CTO'd HMI would be a nice warm light for a sunset look.

If you're ACTUALLY shooting an exterior AT sunset, using a faster stock like 200T will help you out a bit more as it gets darker and you're losing light, at which point you could always remove the filters and continue shooting.

If you would rather go unfiltered, I'd recommend Kodak 7205 250 Daylight stock

But let's not forget the Fuji equivalents, every bit as good in my opinion.

Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 12 September 2007 - 01:25 AM.

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#4 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:34 AM

And don't forget "Magic Hour" is more like "Magic 35mins. MAX. So be prepared to move fast, test a sunset and take a reading every five minutes
you'll be surprised how quickly the light goes!

Kieran.
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