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#1 Matteo Castelli

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 01:59 PM

Hi everybody,
I'm going to shoot a short film in late december..
The script is almost easy,
first there is a day/interior: a mom is looking at her child playing and after he disappear..
second (day/int.), there is a pretty long dialogue between the mom and a man in a sitting room.. at the end of it she walks out the house and he starts to look at some papers and pictures into a box, and the last scene take place at a bus stop, night, where we see the mom so desperate for son's missing..
Well, I'm thinking about make some light changes along the story.. first I'd start with a warm mood and, as soon as we get to the end of the story, and we understand how much the mom is worry about her son's missing, I'd go towards coolest tones..
what do you suggest to reach this goal?
probably I'll shoot with a Panasonic 200 and I won't have a huge amount of lights, maybe some 1k fresnel and some other stuffs..

thank you in advance for every tips..
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:17 PM

Just change the color balance on the camera. White balance off of a slightly blue material to make it "warmer" under T lighting or off of a slightly orange one to make it cooler.
Go to the paint store, get some free chips, and experiment to get the look you want.
This can also be done in post with simple 3 way color correctors in any NL3 or with on camera filters such as an 81EF warming filter or an 80 cooling (forget the letters for it off of the top of my head).
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:53 PM

Trick white balance all the way.
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