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#1 tanner wolfe

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:45 AM

i'm trying to emulate the wonderful blue that Caleb Deschanel created in the passion of the christ. the scene is the garden of gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. i am lighting with hmi's and plan to use ctb or a party gel to make the image bluer. i'm looking for suggestions for how much gel to use as i will not be able to shoot tests. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:24 PM

Well glad to say havent seen the film you mention ,but if you shoot 18 without 85 and are using HMI's i would have thought that would have blue enough for anyone.
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:40 PM

How about shooting with an 81 instead of an 85, that would warm the picture up, but not enough to bring tungsten film to perfect balance, it would make the blue more subtle.


Good luck on your film. ;)
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#4 James Brown

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:38 AM

i will not be able to shoot tests. any help would be greatly appreciated.


Even if you cannot shoot film tests why not get a DSLR, grab a few tungsten lamps, a 1.2HMI and shoot some tests at variable white balances or variable amounts of CTB or CTO on the lamps. That's how you will get your specific look, not by someone telling you how much blue to put on it.

I cannot remember the specific blue your talking about but another nice blue night time that springs to mind is Oliver Stapleton's night in Cedar House Rules .

Good luck with the project.
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