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#1 shady chaaban

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:43 AM

hello everyone ..
i'm quite new in the field (doing my 1st year in audiovisual and cinematographic studies)
and i might need some advice ..

so here it is ... a class mate has a short movie project and wants me to help him lighting it ..
the thing is that i need to creat a green light for "fiction" effect, and im lost between theses two :

- lighting it normaly and add a green dominant in the post- color correction (they're shooting in video not cinema) ..

- directly lighting the scenes with green filters

what do u think ? ...


ps: sorry if my english mistakes :D ..
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#2 Kirsty Stark

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:58 AM

Hi Shady,

As you are fairly new to cinematography, I would light normally and add the green in post production. That way, you still have options if you change your mind later on. It will be a lot more difficult to correct the colour in your image if you use green filters on the set and don't get the effect you're looking for.

It could be useful to light with some green on the day though, or add green into the production design, so that you partially have your desired effect and can enhance it later in post. If you're not sure exactly what you're going to do, why not take a camera out beforehand and test some lighting setups to see if they are what you want?

Good luck!

Kirsty.
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#3 shady chaaban

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

hey kristy ..

thanks for the advice .. .i'll note that .. .

i'll obviously go for some camera and lighting tests im just waiting for the confirmation of the locations where we r shooting ...

thanks anyways ...

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