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#1 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:43 PM

Any general thoughts on achieving this look? Anybody have luck with specific gels to create that teal/blue lighting texture? Other tricks?

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#2 Mike Simpson

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:15 AM

Hard to tell on youtube but to me it just looks like post processing. You can just lightly tint the blacks with that green/teal that you want. Other than that its just a matter of keeping color out of your costumes and production design.

Ive managed to get that look in still photography on film without post processing, but it was luck more than anything. I basically try to see what kind of strange effects I can get with my film by leaving in the car (texas summer), microwave, etc. I think these were just from leaving them in my car a week.

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Ill upload others later. doesn't seem to want to let me add anything else.

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#3 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:32 AM

Sure, that is one way I can imagine going about it. The thing is, in the Story of the Year video, it is obviously a color cast as the warm tones don't share the teal/green shadows and highlights, I think it could be achieved and controlled more by using gels, lights/correction.
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#4 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:36 PM

I guess I almost see it like the purest white reading almost a hair blue itself, like 1/8th teal tonal range...Still white, but with a pureness to it, like in the first video link. And Mike I think you are totally right about the teal/green tones in the shadows, that adds a huge amount of it.

Any suggestions on specific gels to get a light blue/teal color like in the first video about half way through?
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#5 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:51 PM

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#6 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:14 AM

Jeez, those last grabs look like the camera was left on the wrong color temperature. That is what it looks like from here. I have gotten some similar results by using Plus Green and like gels and mixing daylight in as well on tungsten balanced film / camera. If that is not too obvious though . . .
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#7 Mike Simpson

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:52 AM

I like a mix of white flame and ctb for a nice blue-ish green color (I usually use it for night/street light, but it could do the job here too). I think plus green will be a bit too yellow for your look. But I still think its mostly a color cast.
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#8 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:03 PM

I've been thinking Cyan 60 and 30 may be perfect for this... Need to get my hands on some to do tests, but from the tone of the gel, seems about the right amount of cyan/blue to create the effect when put on an HMI.
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#9 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

I think you are on target. Cyan 30 and pushing the blacks and mids towards cyan in post should do the trick.
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