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#1 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

In your opinion, what's the best gel to use on kinos to get the old green flourescent look.
We want to get that look but don't want to do it all in post since we want to isolate the color.

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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:23 PM

Full Plus Green
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#3 Rod Blackhurst

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

You should go to Home Depot and buy their greenest grade flo bulbs. I call them "Greenos".
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:13 PM

You should go to Home Depot and buy their greenest grade flo bulbs. I call them "Greenos".


Thank you guys.

Rod, what are they call at home depot?
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#5 Michael Collier

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:30 PM

My favorite recipe for this kind of look has always been some combination of plus green and CTB. Generally I would use 1/2 CTB, full plus green, but depending on saturation I am looking for, I have gone as high as full + 1/2 CTB, and double + 1/2 plus green. usually I prefer to use about twice as much green as blue, but that ratio also varies. as with any gel recipe, test to see what you like. The super saturated look I last used the recepie for may not be the same look you need for your project. I tend to avoid using poor quality floros with the green built in unless I want a practicle to have the color without adding a bunch of (expensive, ugly) gel tubes, since poor quality tubes can vary even between tubes of the same ilk.

Also for a more stylized, less realistic rendering of a similar color, I have always LOVED calcolor cyan (comes in 30, 60 and 90.)
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#6 David Rakoczy

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 08:44 AM

Be ready to use 20ks when stacking these Filters... even just Full Plus Green will trap a TON of Light.. doubling that and/ or adding Blue will only make it tougher for Light to penetrate. Putting these just on a Kino or even Wall-O-Light will render the unit worthless.. unless you are shooting right into it as set dressing.

I agree with Michael, I usually add a bit of Blue as well.. sorry I gave you a lazy answer..

Edited by David Rakoczy, 16 August 2008 - 08:46 AM.

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