One afternoon this week I am shooting a scene with a couple stuck in traffic. We are going to have the car parked in a parking lot. There's going to be a bus parked behind the car and a car on the passenger's side and the driver side of the talent's car. We are going to shoot the master shot through the windshield and then a cross close up for the passenger and the driver.
Our lighting scheme is to fly in a 12 x silk overhead to diffuse the sun. We are going to have a 1200 HMI Par (1200 Arri Sun) off to one side shooting through some sort of diffusion. We are also going to have a flag on stand by for any stray reflections, and there will also be a polarizer in front of the lens.
My big question is about a gel for the 1200 HMI. I read that HMI color temperature ranges from 5600 Kelvin - 6500 Kelvin. We're going to be shooting about two hours before sundown and the light is going to be a little bit warm (guestimating around 4400 degrees Kelvin). Since I'm not positive what the exact color temp. of the 1200 HMI(no color temp. meter!), how am I supposed to know the specific gel I need to order? We probably only have enough cash for one gel instead of each level of C.T.O. . Thanks for taking the time out to read this and any input that you have will really be appreciated.
Edited by MICHAEL TAPP, 17 December 2007 - 01:45 AM.