I'm wondering what the best approach might be to getting a nicely saturated red look. The scene will be in an underground bunker, in which "red" emergency lights will flip on and everything will be that one tone.
Previously, I have only used red gels like Lee 789 to create strong saturated reds for a background, and it's looked amazing. For talent and main action that I'm focusing on in the foreground saturated red gels seem to introduce so many artifacts (softness / extreme loss of detail etc). I'm wondering... how exactly are most shots lit when everything is red and not just a background effect?
Is it mostly something found in the grade and helped by using in camera filters?
Would lighting everything in magenta give me more to work with in post for sharpness / detail while still being easy enough to make full red in the grade?
Since the red in this scene does not need to contrast against any other illumination or color, I would imagine you could even get a decent look with just white light and doing everything in the grade?
Thanks for any ideas!
Edited by Roman Alaivi, 07 August 2018 - 10:58 AM.