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#1 ben goldberg

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

So I am Gaffing a feature starting in a few days. The DP and Director have requested a similar blue gel to what was used in The Abyss.

Anyone have any idea which blue or combination of colors this may have been?

Thanks!
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#2 jeff woods

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

I'll have to go watch it again to back up any of this, but I don't think you can just say a gel number and make it work. Was it L200 on a tungsten fixture, or on an HMI? Any filters in front of the lens? Shooiting on daylight or tungsten film?

 

I would also venture that, like a lot of Cameron films, it has every bit as much to do with the lighting as it does with the timing of the film in post.

 

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

A lot of the blue color is from uncorrected HMI lighting on tungsten film.
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