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#1 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

hello
i am about to shoot a film in march
i happened to read somewhere about filtering light through colored staten cloth.
i would like to know if anyone has tried this before
what is the best way of getting the softest light from a distance
the only powerful light i have with me is a 2.5k HMI
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#2 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:30 AM

wait a min!
i meant SATIN cloth!
sorry
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:03 AM

I have tried using colored cloth as a diffuser and was disappointed by the effect. It doesn't impart as much of the color as you might expect. This can be good (as in using a warm cloth to light skin) or bad (trying to get any saturated color).
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#4 David Auner aac

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:26 AM

I have tried using colored cloth as a diffuser and was disappointed by the effect. It doesn't impart as much of the color as you might expect. This can be good (as in using a warm cloth to light skin) or bad (trying to get any saturated color).


I guess that is because of the fact that fabric doesn't really alter the light. It won't absorb some wavelengths as filter gels would and let the others pass. So the only colored light is the glow you get reflected from the fabric I reckon...

Cheers, Dave
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