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Giving scenes a green/ blue cast


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#1 Kathleen Lawler

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:45 AM

Hello everyone

I'm shooting a 16mm student short this year, about depression and suicide.
I'd like the overall look to be very blue/green, sick and sad looking.

How do I get this look?

Do I put a green/ blue filter on everything?
Shoot tungsten film in daylight?
Put gels on the lights?
Shoot everything as is, and put a green cast on it in post (Final cut Pro)?

Many thanks in advance
Kathleen
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:34 AM

Yes to all of that. Different scenes and locations require different tricks. The most logically motivated cyan cast would come from a room lit with Cool White fluorescents on tungsten balanced stock. There are also cyan filters for cameras and for lights. You could also do it in post color-correction.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:02 AM

Being that it's a student project, probably low on funds. It's probably best to shoot it straight and color correct in post if it's an overall cyan cast you're going for. At least that way you can always go back to the "normal" look if it ends up not working for the film.
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#4 Valerio Sacchetto

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:31 AM

Don't forget to add the power of production design. What you shoot is as important as how you shoot it. Good luck!
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