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#1 Thomas Chaves

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

Hey everyone.

I'm gaffing a shoot in two weeks in a large office with a hell of a lot of fluorescent lights overhead and some pretty large windows. (We'll be shooting at night so that eliminates having to gel the windows).
What kind of gel(s) would I need to throw in front of my 1K tungsten lights to more-or-less match with standard florescent office tubes.

I also plan to use diffusion, either some Lee 216 or 250 to keep the lights soft. If you have any recomendations on a better diff to use along with the gels, please let me know.

Thanks.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:11 AM

Depends on if the overhead tubes are Cool White or Warm White. Do they look closer to daylight or tungsten to you?
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#3 Ale Reynoso

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

Hi!
What about setting up some simple fixtures with the same tubes as in the ceiling?
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Alejandro
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