Newbish question on flourescents
Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:18 PM
I know this is an inexact generalization, but can we talk about some places that employ each of these different lights? Like your average Walmart, that's cool white probably right?
When I think of just a straight up fluorescent light I think dingy and green, like in a Saw movie or like in some old automotive repair place.
Also, when it comes to gelling tungsten to fluorescent, I read in one book it said use plus green and Full CTB. While another source said just use plus green. But what if it's tungsten to warm white? Or tungsten to cool white?
Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:38 PM
Warm White is supposed to be closer to 3200K -v- cool white; but the age of the bulb and ballast as well as it's cri can really skew how it looks on film.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:28 PM
I guess you just need to figure out what look you need to have and find the solution that works best.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:45 PM
FWIW. It's inefficient to gel from tungsten to whatever the color temp the fluorescent is. You're looking at full CTB + a quarter and or a half green. A kino with mixed tubes (3200 and 5600) and a quarter or half green would get you in the neighborhood. And flag anything ambient that is going to directly hit faces/skin tones. That's how I would work.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:02 AM
But it is cool. White.
Oh, I'm hilarious.