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#1 Kevin Pham

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hi! Does anybody have any links to any tests on commonly found hardware store fluorescent bulbs? I'm trying to look for one that gives a teal/cyan look - commonly found in Rodrigo Prieto or Emmanuel Lubezki's works. I did read a post where he was using Cool Whites but I am curious to see how others stack against it. Also, different brands most likely look very different from each other, so just curious if anybody had already tested them out thoroughly.
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#2 Patrick Kaplin

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

Hey Kevin,

I think this is something you'll have to test on your own for the exact differences between bulbs. Once you find the one you like just order a whole lot of them.

Generally any cheap fluorescent with a low CRI rating is going to give off some green light. If you take a cool white with a terrible CRI and shoot on a tungsten balance then you'll get that cyan colour. You can also modify slightly with 1/4 and 1/8 plus green gels, try using 1/4 plus green on a daylight Kino. This way you can use some conventional units for modelling if you wish and keep the same colour.

All in the testing.
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