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#1 Charles Mysak

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:00 PM

Hey everyone. So I'm watching Days of Heaven, and its an incredibly beautiful film. I just love how Almendros exposes for the sky outside and allows the workers to go black. Very expressive. But the interiors, and all the closeups have such great flesh tones. Besides the fact that a lot of the film was shot during the "magic hour" would anybody know if they used a warming filter on the lens, something like a half or full straw? In the interiors, the flesh tones are so warm, I just wanted to know how they acheived that. Was it gels on lights or was it filters, or both? Thank you beforehand.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:37 PM

No warming filters, just timing (color-correction) and probably dimmed-down tungsten lamps. I mean, there may have been some light CTO or Straw on some lights at night, but nothing unusual about that.
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#3 Juan Guajardo

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:11 PM

In Almendro's Book he explain that he didn't use any filters, he hate them, he don't use difussion filter and any lights except for some practicals inside the hand lamps with hidden wires ( sorry for my english) for the escene of the fire, he painted the bulbs with orange paint for that warming color.
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