Hey everyone. I'm DOPing a short 4 minute horror film in a couple of days time. Just a last minute thing that I've been bought onto. It's a basic story with two characters in a house, with a few jump scares, a fairly standard horror. It's going to be set at night, so we will be tin foiling windows and blocking daylight from every room we are filming in. With the long days in the UK right now, filming during darkness isn't really possible. The script calls for the scenes to be lit mainly with practical lamps which is great, the production team are thinking a lot about the right kinds of lamps to buy for the sets.
I'm planning to shoot at a kelvin of around 4000-4500k, as I am planning to light our actress with tungsten, and have moonlight spilling onto the backgrounds when possible. Not for every scene, but wherever that mixture seems right. I've tested a lot of moonlight combinations, and have never been happy with full CTB on tungsten for moonlight. I plan to buy some moonlight blue gel from lee filters, and will be using that on some daylight kino flows as background/set lighting.
My main question is, is there a gel that will make a daylight kino seem 'inviting' to the audience, a nice warm tone that works well on a pale skin tone. Would a gel such as Bastard Amber work in this instance? I'd like to try something different than just putting CTO on the lamp,