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#1 Nan Li

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 01:26 PM

Hi everyone

 

Im struggling with moonlight color for a long time.

 

Neither CTB or 183 are what I want.

 

When I set color temperature at 4300, Full CTB has a harsh blue. 1/2 CTB is pretty white. 183 is too green. 

 

I know we can to color grade in post but I still want to find a beautiful moonlight gel during shooting.

 

Recently I realized the moonlight color in Bates Hotel is exactly what I want. So I wonder anyone knows what gel it use for the moonlight.

 

Thank you 

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 02:02 PM

Full CTB with the camera set to 4300K should be a half-blue color, not harsh nor heavy.  But keep in mind that color saturation plays a part in this, and a gel can't really dial down the chroma in your camera.  You may find that the problem isn't the gel, just your color saturation level, particularly for the blue channel.

 

I don't know what "Bates Motel" uses but this looks cyan, like 1/2 CTB + 1/4 Plus Green, or Cyan 60 but with the saturation dialed down.


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#3 Nan Li

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:23 PM

Full CTB with the camera set to 4300K should be a half-blue color, not harsh nor heavy.  But keep in mind that color saturation plays a part in this, and a gel can't really dial down the chroma in your camera.  You may find that the problem isn't the gel, just your color saturation level, particularly for the blue channel.

 

I don't know what "Bates Motel" uses but this looks cyan, like 1/2 CTB + 1/4 Plus Green, or Cyan 60 but with the saturation dialed down.

Thank you so much


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