filters for b/w
Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:53 PM
i'm planning to shoot a b/w music video on the RED ONE, and i was wondering which filter to use to enhance the look of caucasian skin. to make it a bit more soft and even. a friend of mine has shot a short on b/w film once, and he told me that after testing, he liked a simple yellow filter best and he used it for the whole project. so what do you guys think about that? any comments or experiences in that direction?
Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:57 PM
If you really want to lighten skintones more (which the warmer colored filters do in b&w because skin has red in it) then on a color camera, that's more of a make-up and lighting issue.
You may want to look into diffusion filters.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:42 PM
For example, to get the skintone smoothing you're talking about, you would use more of the red channel to make up the image and less of the blue and green channels. This would lighten the skin blemishes, helping them to blend in with the base skintone. It also has the effect of darkening the sky and foliage.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:12 PM