Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:46 PM
I was planning on shooting two 1.2k Arri HMIs thru a 4X4 frame. My question is in regards to the best gel choice.
Wind will be an issue so I was thinking something like an opal but quieter. Also, I'm trying to finding the balance between very thin diffusion yet dont want to see "2 suns". I need some good punch considering the situation. Lastly, this will be shot on a balcony 20 stories up so anything more than a 4X4 is going to be tough....guessing 6 stops difference between subject and buildings
my possibilities so far:
half soft frost
cosmetic highlight (I tend to think this would have a nice warming effect on olive skin)
1/8 white diffusion (too thin?)
or should I go with something a little heavier like quiet light grid cloth
wish it was film but it is DV
Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:56 PM
As for color, I would probably choose something like 1/4 or 1/2 CTS or a pale bastard amber.
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:08 PM
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:10 PM
Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:23 AM
thanks chris, so just curious...why the straw color over 1/4 or 1/2 CTO. Something about that with olive skin?
I just like the little bit of golden yellow added, really. It looks quite nice with pretty much every skintone.
Hal has a good point. I was talking gel in addition to what it takes to match the outdoors.