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#1 Carlos de Varona

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:04 PM

Hey guys. Looking for some info on how to achieve the neon/flourescent look and what types of bulbs/lights/gels you all are using. 

 

an example is attached.

 

Would love to hear your ideas

 

 

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:25 PM

I'm not sure there's anything specifically fluorescent related about that. It's just soft red light, possibly bounced off the ceiling. It could be fluorescent, but it could be a lot of other things.

 

The colour could be a gel, such as Lee's #164 Flame Red, which I recently used for a darkroom scene. Or, it could be a colour-tuneable LED. It doesn't look like a coloured fluorescent tube, to me, as those tend to be pinkish rather than a deep ruby.

 

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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:48 PM

Could it be something done in post.. just matt out that little bit of window..?


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#4 Carlos de Varona

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the input guys.


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#5 Carlos de Varona

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

Ive noticed that it really matters the color temperature of a bulb before you add gels.

 

For example If im looking for a blue look, I would need to use a daylight source to really get some blue.. is that the case with all gels? Or just CTO and CTB?

 

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#6 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

You can also muck around with the cameras  WB... if your shooting digital .. e.g. 4300 in daylight 5600 environment  will appear bluer .. (think I have that the right way round :)


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