Using Gels as Filters -
Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:04 AM
Those Lee filter sample packs have so many different color correction filters, It'd be great if you could use them.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:56 AM
Edited by Michele Peterson, 19 September 2008 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:42 PM
For one, Gels get creases in them. I've never personally tried putting lighting gels in front of a lens, but I would predict that it will screw up your focus.
They are not optically clear enough to be good camera filters. They will throw off the focus slightly more than create a nice diffusion effect too.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:23 PM
Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:37 PM
Also the camera was designed for it, so the gel would actually sit behind the lens. Taping a gel to the lens or mattebox sounds like a total nightmare.
Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:22 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:25 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:27 PM
HAHAH. Ya, I have definitely used the gel filter holder in the bolex before. I remember I got a free swatch of lee gel samples. The one that comes in that mini booklet and then cut out small squares of ND to fit in that little slide in holder thing. So good...
I did the same thing once. Cut out some Full CTO gel from a swatch book (substituting for an 85 filter) and just threw it behind the lens on a Bolex. It worked out fine.
Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 30 September 2008 - 08:28 PM.