have a shoot coming up next week in a modern riverside apartment (opposite
the MI6 building in London).
are shooting in one room with huge glass windows that give attractive
views over London, that are required. The problem is, that the windows
are double-glazed and have loads of green in them. I am not mega-experienced
and have not encountered this situation before. I'm thinking of adding
half plus green to my HMIs and then using a, say, CC30M on the camera.
does anyone else think of that solution? Are my strengths correct?
Try & get hold of colour meter. I don't have any in but try one of
the major Photographic suppliers hire dept !! or ask lighting company
if the Gaffer can be supplied with colour meter...
That glass seems to have a cyan tint in it (from the outside !). Why not
try and open one of those vast windows with a gel swatch in one hand and
try and match the colour of the glass by way of elimination against some
gels..... then add your CC Magenta.
Move to a unit next door which hasn't got any window in yet !!
problem is, that the windows are double-glazed and have loads
>of green in them.
do you know how "green" the windows are.
thinking of adding half plus green to my HMIs and then using
a >say, CC30M on the camera.
or rent a color temp meter or shoot some Polaroids or find out who made
the glass and ask them about their glass -- most manufacturers are very
willing to help.
you can open a window, tape up some plus green over the clear space an
visually compare it to the glass. I seriously doubt that there are any
commercial windows green enough to match 1/2 plus green. The people inside
the offices would look dreadful.
for your help with my green in glass problem, Carey and Brian.
gaffer has a colour temperature meter and I also like your suggestion
of comparing the windows to a sample of plus green, something obvious
that I hadn't thought of!
gaffer has a colour temperature meter
all colour temp meters will tell you anything about the green content
of light. They just compare red with blue to determine the colour temp.
all colour temp meters will tell you anything about the green
>content of light. They just compare red with blue to determine
the >colour temp.
be sure it's a 3 color meter, like Minolta's.