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#1 Tim Nuttall

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:32 AM

Hi all,

What color Streaks & Tips is preferred for dropping the intensity of a bulb toward camera?

Thanks.
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#2 robert duke

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:13 AM

Hi all,

What color Streaks & Tips is preferred for dropping the intensity of a bulb toward camera?

Thanks.


black
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

Yes, black is the most useful color. Brown usually only comes in handy when trying to blend something in with other subjects like wood or rusty metal, but then that's more of an art department issue anyway.

I once had to rig a flicker gag for a woodburning heater that would appear on camera, so I covered up the bulbs with some crumpled up Opal and sprayed it with black streaks-n-tips to make it look like embers. The glow is a little bright in this picture, but you get the idea.

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#4 Mitch Lusas

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:02 PM

Think of them as gels. So black is like an ND filter. I love to keep multiple colors on hand for use in varying lighting, quickly eliminating reflection on metal, or quick production design. Just be careful, Streaks n' Tips has a tendency to permanently bond to some clear plastics...not sure what kind, sorry.
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