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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:50 PM

The $90 Rosco multi-packs seem a tad overkill. Was just wondering if anyone here had some go to diffusion or color types they always find themselves going back to?

 

I already have a set of CTOs and CTBs to start with but obviously there's more out there.

 

Thanks in advance.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

CTS is nice, 250, 251, 216, and Opal is really commonly used. From there it kinda depends on what you do. I have a bunch of Primary Red, Azure, Tokyo Blue, Cyan, +Green, and Yellows but they all came eventually from a shoot where we were doing x or y and just stayed with me (then becoming a case of if you have it you use it lol


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#3 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:57 AM

How many of those do you have in 4 foot rolls? I'm trying to broaden my collection but really only planning on getting a 1/2 tough white in a roll. Anything color related just in 24"x20".


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

Diff and CTS on rolls, Primary red was a roll; the rest are just the small cuts you buy. Oh Cyan was a roll as well as it was originally for 8' tubes.

II have a whole ton of other cuts accumulated through the years (and just threw out 4 trashbags worth!)

 

I'd also recommend a roll of ND.9 Rarely do I use it; but when I use it; it's wholly necessary.

 

Also most times Production will buy the gels we use; but it's nice to have your own just incase and for whenever you work smaller things.

Some people charge prod to use their gels, I tend not to, within reason.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

Uncut ND Gell rolls are helpful with windows.

 

I also recommend muslin or unbleached muslin for some thick diffusion. You can buy these at local fabric stores.

 

Final recommendation is quiet grid; great for windy days.


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