I've been watching some old german movies from the 70s (one of them: "Das Millonenspiel", 1970, Germany, Tom Toelle.. Trailer here:
Does anyone know what typically was used for fill light for daylight/ext scenes during that time? The fill light of these films always seems to be somewhat warm, but not really warm enough for 3200K fill vs. 5600K available light. Afaik HMI wasn't really available at the beginning of the 70s yet (first notable use being the Olympic Games 1972 in Munich with Arri's Arrisonne?).. so what did they use? Tungsten with a very light CTB so you don't loose as much light? Tungsten without any color correction?
Similar for day/int scenes where you can see the windows: gelling the windows (lots of work and gel), gelling the tungsten lights (lots of light loss)? Also in this case the light always seemed to be a tad too warm, but not enough for the difference between 3200K and 5600K. Or was this purely an effect of the emulsions used back then?
Edited by Marc Roessler, 31 July 2011 - 09:02 AM.