I am in the following situation.
I am shooting at this big office area where I plan to use the fluorecents for lighting the office area (I will light the actors with other units). They barely give me a t:2.0-1.4 2/3 incident reading at 500 ASA. The walls are light colors which help. Now I color measured them and all of them go around 4800K to 5100K and most at 4950K. Now my biggest issue is that I have as well daylight coming in which in theory is around 5600K but if I get an overcast day it might go up to 11000K and I dont want to get the exteriors blue. I cant put 85 gels on all the windows because of budget. I can maybe switch the fluorecents to 5500 units but I dont know if its worth it. So my plan toward it is to shoot with the 5218 rated 500 uncorrected (to gain th extra stop) and time back in post. My worries are that the exteriors may look to blue anyway and I want to keep the interios as neutral as possible. Now if I dont b\swith the fluorecents I may be able to get 85 gels. I am as well complementing the scens with HMI thorugh diffusion and Kino units.
I have tested tungsten film shot uncorrected in exterios and timed back and I find the result pretty good. Never have done it under fluorecents and the green tinti worries me because if they time out the exterios may go a little magenta in theory and I really dont want that.
So in any ones opinion should I
1) Keep the 5000K fluorecents (no minus green added) and shoot 5218 uncorrected?
2)Switch to 5500K fluorecents, shoot 5218 uncorrected?
3)Keep the 5000K fluoreents, gel windows 85 and shoot uncorrected? When time back exteriors wuld go way warmer....
My worries about putting minus green to the fluorecents is that it takes away about 1/2 stop which under this circumnstances is a lot especially because I am doing steadycam.
I am finishing on print on vision stock whichi I like but I havent been able to test this thing yet.
Here are to images. The hallway and a door of the hallway where we see the view of the city. The windows will have detail outside.
Any help would be great! Thanks!
Ps: i will be shooting with CS4 which open to a T:2.1 and ideally I want to shoot all at a t:2.8 and msot of it on a 24mm or 35mm. I still want to have ideally a 2.8 so I can give my 1Ac some play.
Edited by Miguel Teitelboim, 06 November 2005 - 11:28 PM.