Total novice here preparing to shoot a short film on S16...
Quickly looking at these film grabs of Christopher Doyle's work makes me wonder how he controls the two color palette across almost the entire film... int/ext shots.
Fallen Angels (green/red)
Happy Together (cyan/yellow)
Days of Being Wild (blue/green)
In the Mood for Love (blue/red)
I think he uses Tungsten so my amateur question is whether he is mainly controlling color by gels, set design, or color grading in post. Or all three. I'm wanting to have similar control of color in my film and not sure how to achieve it.
Here are some more specific examples/questions/curiosities:
1) green clock with red lights coming in through window?
2) how does he flood everything with green, the stock? post? but the red helmet and light seem unaffected, how?
3) red/orange hair with surrounding green? is that just a gel on her hair with barn doors or flags to not get the curtain? (her hair is a blonde wig)
4) how is there so much green in this image? post?
5) yellow light coming through window? green light in background? warm light on face? are these all gels?
6) In Happy Together is has the cyan/yellow look and I understand it is much more possible to control this with all the interiors... but how does he do it with the day exteriors, obviously that is not natural color. Is this just post color grading?
I could go on and on... but I think this shows the lack of knowledge at hand and what I am trying to learn about.
Thanks ahead to all those who chime in!