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#1 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:18 AM

Hey all

I'm prepping for a short film, and there's a scene where I want to create a light that looks like it's bouncing off gold and into the character's faces.

I've been looking through my Lee filter swatch, and found a few I liked, but I thought I'd post here as well to hear if anyone has a personal favourite or recommendation to achieve this look.

The ones I liked in my swatchbook so far are:

- Lee 101 Yellow
- Lee 764 Sun Colour Straw
- Lee 765 Lee Yellow


The scene will take place in a barn, and we're using beams of daylight as a key motivation. This means that any tungsten light incorporated into the scene will feel quite warm. I'm also imagining the gold as a bit warm, with a clear yellow tint.

Any thoughts?
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#2 Hal Smith

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

Theatrical gels were developed for the eye and the color spectrum often isn't film/video friendly, you can get very unpredictable results.

I suggest you try to use the CC series of gels which were specifically developed to be used with film and video. Also see if there's something in Rosco's Storaro series you like, that's another film/video series,.
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#3 Mike Simpson

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

how about a gold reflector? =D

also I remember NC straw having a subtle gold feeling but its been a while since ive used it.
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#4 Robert Sawin

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:03 AM

Hey all

I'm prepping for a short film, and there's a scene where I want to create a light that looks like it's bouncing off gold and into the character's faces.

I've been looking through my Lee filter swatch, and found a few I liked, but I thought I'd post here as well to hear if anyone has a personal favourite or recommendation to achieve this look.

The ones I liked in my swatchbook so far are:

- Lee 101 Yellow
- Lee 764 Sun Colour Straw
- Lee 765 Lee Yellow


The scene will take place in a barn, and we're using beams of daylight as a key motivation. This means that any tungsten light incorporated into the scene will feel quite warm. I'm also imagining the gold as a bit warm, with a clear yellow tint.

Any thoughts?


large Clear glass bowl and water in the bowl then put a bright neon colored paper of your choice under the bowl and light the bowl to reflect the light up in to the actors faces.
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#5 James Brown

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:20 AM

Hi,

As said before Tungsten into a gold reflector works the best fort this.

Otherwise,

? 102 Light Amber
? 765 Lee Yellow
? 009 Pale Amber Gold

All depends on how gold you want it to feel.

Regards,
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