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#1 Tony Brown

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:57 AM

Anyone know of a warm half soft frost (12 x 12) or similar? Can't find anything on Rosco site......
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:22 AM

I don't think anyone makes warm diffusion gels other than cosmetic gels, which slightly diffuse. You may have to dye a cloth diffuser some warm color.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 12:35 PM

I don't think anyone makes warm diffusion gels other than cosmetic gels, which slightly diffuse. You may have to dye a cloth diffuser some warm color.

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It finding something thin enough so as not to flatten everything (even the half soft frost I find too soft) that I can also tint. A kind of 1/8th grey silk with a half straw tint woud do it
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:48 PM

Well, if a really thin diffusion is what you want, then perhaps a cosmetic gel like Lee 184 Cosmetic Peach or something would work -- except I doubt you can get it 12'x12.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 07:18 PM

Well, if a really thin diffusion is what you want, then perhaps a cosmetic gel like Lee 184 Cosmetic Peach or something would work -- except I doubt you can get it 12'x12.

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Thanks David but 12 x 12 is the minimum.

Guess its a troll around the Indian silk markets.....
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#6 Chris Cooke

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:35 PM

Here's a thought...
Get some 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 tough spun (get the wide version). Then die it a warm tint. After that, sew it together to make a 12' x 12'.
Or, you could forget the die and just clamp some Bastard Amber (Rosco #02) to the barn doors on your light. Then make your frame.
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#7 Tony Brown

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 02:31 AM

Thanks, the source is the sun for its intended purpose. I think I've found some 4' wide pale gold silk, it just doesn't look thin enough.....
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 09:46 AM

What about a light coral filter on cam? since your talking 12x12 suppose is a Medium shot? you can add that "warming" fx selective in Telecine by using power windows selective on your subject. There is a kind of silk that people uses to make curtains, I dont know the name in english ( in spanish is "Tul"), is sort like semi trasparent diffusse, it comes in several colors and densiites / patterns, very cheap actually. And you can have a butterfly made of 216 then cover it with 1/4 CTS, tho only problem is fragilty vs. wind factor.
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 10:42 AM

What about a light coral filter on cam? since your talking 12x12 suppose is a Medium shot?  you can add that "warming" fx selective in Telecine by using power windows selective on your subject.  There is a kind of silk that people uses to make curtains, I dont know the name in english ( in spanish is "Tul"), is sort like semi trasparent diffusse, it comes in several colors and densiites / patterns, very cheap actually.  And you can have a butterfly made of 216 then cover it with 1/4 CTS, tho only problem is fragilty vs. wind factor.
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Thank you Oscar. The camea filter would affect the whole scene, I want to affect the area under the 12x12 only, leaving the BG slightly cooler

The Gel would a/ be noisy b/ never stay in place for more than about 10 seconds resulting in me looking like a complete burk.

I've seen the 'shower curtain' type fabric you refer to, its extremely difficult to join and would again I suspect, self destruct in a matter of seconds. This needs to be something I can transport allong with other textiles around the globe.

Thank yuo for the thoughts though
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 11:03 AM

I'd probably get a 12x12 Quarter Grid Cloth and see if someone could dye it...

I read something about Grid Cloth being dyed blue for "Day After Tomorrow" to hang over the sets and cool off the soft light coming from the grid.
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 01:10 PM

I know you said 1/8 silk, but, how 'bout a 1/4 stop silk dipped in tea? You regulate the "warmth" of the silk by the length of time you leave it in the tea.
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#12 Tony Brown

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:26 PM

Interesting... I didn't think grid cloth would take a dye, the 1/4 is still a little on the heavy side for me but I'll take a look.

Tea is the right sort of tint, ut as I've found with white nets it washes in and it washes out very quickly

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