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Filtering with Brown tones, advice anyone?


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#1 Antonio Cisneros

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

Hey All

I have a job in a month and it's set in 1930's in the fields of Delaware. To establish this feel I want to use some type of a brown filtering; Sepia, Tobacco, etc. Does anyone have recommendations of any type or brands to use? Or any other kind of filters that could possibly work?

We'll be shooting 7201 and 7205.

Originally I was going to use an orange / yellow color but now after seeing the locations darker earth tone is really what the film needs. Any thoughts?

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#2 Serge Teulon

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:49 AM

I've always used tiffen filters and find them to be very good.

As for your brown tones, I think that the ones you mentioned are a good option. I have used in the past an Antique Suede filter to augment era and brownish tones. But then I suppose the best advice to give you is to test.
Get a stills camera together with the filters that you think you might need and take some pics. Only then will you really know what you want to use.

Good luck!
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:37 PM

Outdoors where you have plenty of light, I think Chocolate or Sepia works well.

Indoors, it's harder to lose a stop or two for a filter like that.

Brown is really a desaturated orange... if you have a way of desaturating the image, then you could just warm up the interiors and pull the chroma down later to match the look of the exteriors shot with Chocolates, etc.
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