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#1 mailesan

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 03:35 AM

Hi. I will be shooting something very soon and I'm trying to create the orange and teal look - orange for characters and teal for the background. any kind of advice on the filter on the light, color balance in camera and or anything that can help me. I have attached some reference. Thank you :)

 

 

https://imgur.com/Q5dcGZg

 

https://imgur.com/mECAiYm

 

https://imgur.com/HHap0tJ

 

https://imgur.com/LpNpM77

 

 


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#2 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

Could be camera set at 3200k with a big tungsten source positioned relatively close to the screen left side for the soft light. Maybe a 1/4 CTO is slapped on that for the "orange", but to be honest it doesn't look all that orange to me.

 

Then a medium blue-green (or CTB) gelled scratch light coming in from the right.

 

Maybe a 5600k ambient light for the background? And they're scratch lighting the machinery and roof with streaks of jade gelled light.

 

The fluorescent practicals in the back could be a variety of color temperatures, in Resolve they'd be de-saturating the highlights so color temp of them matters less. The lack of punchy saturation in the skin tones might also suggest this.


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#3 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:32 PM

I think "orange and teal" is more about production design & post filtering than anything else. 

 

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#4 Joshua Csehak

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:51 AM

https://www.bhphotov...teel_Green.html

 

And CTO and/or CTS in the highlights, depending on taste.

 

It's getting trendy though. It was good in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Shape of Water took it to a new level. 


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#5 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

I talked to a professional colorist who said orange and teal is easily the most overused color palette in digital cinema.


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#6 Joshua Csehak

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:03 AM

To be fair, it does look nice

 

https://www.google.c...0.0.KONkJL4QGhc


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#7 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

It's getting trendy though.


It was already trendy in 2010 when this article railing against the blue and teal uniformity of Blockbusters was written:

http://theabyssgazes...lease-stop.html
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#8 mailesan

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:44 AM

Thank you all for the valuable input. :)  


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