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#1 Arun Gopalan

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:09 PM

Hey,

I am shooting my Diploma film starting the coming Monday. Shooting with 5219 and 5217. Using tungsten lights since I don't have much access to HMIs (it's film school project) and wanna avoid them as they cause flickers with high speed shots. I want a blue feel overall since it's a hospital scene. Attached herein are a few images of the hospital where I am shooting. It's shot on tungsten mode. And this is what I actually wanna achieve.

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But somehow I feel using 5219/5217 without 85 I would be getting more blue. Am I right to think that way? So thought of putting up 1/2 CTOs on the window. And on the tungsten lights, 1/2 CTBs. So the colour temperature is around 4400k. So will I be achieving what I really want this way. That's with the room.

On the corridor? Seems less of a Probably put up a 1/4 CTO on the window to the extreme end and if using any lights 1/2 CTB. Will that work.

Any help appreciated.

Arun

P.S.- For camera filters, I have access to just an 85. Nothing else!! And post involves working just on the analyzer since we would be having a print. No D.I. and such stuff!

Edited by Arun Gopalan, 16 April 2010 - 01:14 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:59 PM

You'd have to use daylight lighting as well if you wanted the tungsten stock without the 85 filter to create a blue-ish image.

I don't think you have to go with half-orange on the windows if you want the blue look, you can always time a little of the blue out in post if its too much. But you would have to add full blue gel to your tungstens -- you'd be better off with daylight Kinos in a hospital location, unless you wanted that color difference between the cool daylight and small areas of warm tungsten lighting.
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#3 Arun Gopalan

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

I know, HMIs and PARs would have made the job much easier for me, but I don't have access to them. :( So going with tungsten lights and then putting on CTB on each of them! Yes, I am thinking of having small areas of warm tungsten lighting inside the room.. a few practicals probably.. Anyway, thanks for the reply. :)
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#4 Dimitri Zaunders

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:42 AM

Just keep in mind that CTB knocks a huge amount of light output from each light, so unless you have really powerful lights to begin with, you're going to have trouble getting enough light for your desired exposure!
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#5 Arun Gopalan

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:40 AM

Just keep in mind that CTB knocks a huge amount of light output from each light, so unless you have really powerful lights to begin with, you're going to have trouble getting enough light for your desired exposure!


Thanks. Yeah, I did take that into consideration when making my light list.
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