Filtering color film for B&W movie
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:41 PM
Not sure if this has been covered before, but when shooting, let's say Vision 500T for a B&W movie such as The Artist, would yellow filters still have the same effect that it would with B&W film?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:38 PM
I was wondering if there would be any noticeable change in the image by lighting on set with light through coloured gels. For example, lighting an actor with a red gel to make them stand out against blue by eventually seemed a lot darker etc.
Does anyone have any experience of this?
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:26 AM
Lighting an actor with red gel and a background with blue gel would just render more or less as even lighting if the levels are the same, unless you also used a red or blue filter on the camera, but now you are really wasting your time, losing light both with gels and with filters when all you want is to make the foreground stand out. The only time it makes sense is when doing a trick like fading from red to blue lighting, or the opposite, to reveal or hide red or blue make-up on the actor, as one version of "Jeckel and Hyde" did, but even then, you'd really have to shoot on panchromatic b&w film in the first place.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:35 AM
Have a look at one of your basic photography books.