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#1 Eric Ornelas

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:41 PM

Hello, I am going to shoot a fellow student's thesis film and he wants to shoot on the Sony F900. He wants the look of the film have a "green" atmosphere, much like The Matrix. I was wondering what is the best way, in camera, to achieve this. Should I use KinoFlos without 3200k/5600k bulbs? Could I put a 1/4 green gels in front of the lens? Could I boost the green in the setup menus of the camera? Or is there a better option that is much more simple? There is both INT. and EXT. scenes. Thank you for your time.
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#2 Andrei Feheregyhazi

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:50 PM

I would think the best way to do this would be to do it in post. If the idea is to change the whole scene and give it a green tinge that's the best. You generally want to use white as your baseline, and if you're going to use gels, use them on specific lights to make certain colours pop. Then adjust your whites in post.

Here's an example that someone did to get that green look while keeping the skin tones skin like.
http://forum.doom9.o...ad.php?p=684209

That's just my opinion as a beginner myself, I could be wrong.
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#3 Rob Vogt

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:41 PM

On the matrix they used a green filter which are commonly used for black and white photography.

Edited by Rob Vogt, 06 October 2009 - 07:44 PM.

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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:49 PM

Another thing you could try is to shoot without filters, just find something purple and force the camera to white balance to it. That turns the picture the opposite of purple, which is green. The beauty of video -- especially for students -- is that you can try it and see immediately what you get. And, of course, you have all the control you could want in post.






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