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Published : 30th August 2009


Hi
Can anyone recommend a purple or lavender colour effect gel that won’t take all the punch out of a light?


I’ve tried many variations over the years and I always end up having to use a big lamp to get the deep colour I want. For a forthcoming shoot I want to use Parcans in shot, and I’m not sure I’ll get the level I need if I gel them heavily.


Thanks
Dan Bronks
DP/UK



Daniel Bronks wrote:


>>I’ve tried many variations over the years and I always end up having to use a big lamp to get the deep >>colour I want.


Hi Dan.


I just used 107 Light Rose by Rosco on a shoot recently.? have a look at?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbrawley/438505775/


What was I hoped for and I think is shown in this image, is saturation is dependent on exposure.? The backish feel of the light rose was about a stop over key.? But have a look at the trees in the BG which were about a stop under.
There was also a 10K bounced into a 12x12 round the camera left.? if anyone one wants the actual lighting setup, let me know and I'll send it.


John Brawley
Cinematographer?
Sydney Australia
+61417 087 564
www.johnbrawley.com



>>Can anyone recommend a purple or lavender colour effect gel that won’t take all the punch out of a >>light?


I have used with some success (and various light intensity loss) Rosco's 358 (from memory it may take a stop and a 1/3 off ) Rosco 356 and Lee 137 (more friendly) and Rosco medium Lav #356.

class="style17" >>For a forthcoming shoot I want to use Parcans in shot, and I’m not sure I’ll get the level I need if I gel >>them heavily.


Are the Pars more of set dressing then working practical’s? Suggest cyc or kickers (like in theatre or architecture <http://www.pulsarlight.com/ChromaRange.htm>) along with a couple of 5 or 10k's to get the set washed in Lavender and dim the par cans to get the look right for camera. Okay it reeks that E! interview look with a Junior dimmed low in the background but it is free thinking opinion here what do you expect.


If the Par cans need to be source (practical) does your budget have enough for the color mixing heads (concert lighting)like the panabeam?


I sorta remember a discussion here about using dichroics to get around light level loss. Someone may be able to point you to that link, but that cost may be as much or more than just renting a complete rock and roll intelligent lighting system from a local that would like to do a film project.


Out of the box thoughts: Black Lights, Aquarium or hydroponic lights.
Or try something new


< http://www.desisti.it/country/en/lighting-products-tintoretto.asp >. If you were to try the Desisti's, I would like to hear your opinion afterwards.


dpshannon
gaffer/rigging gaffer
usa



>>Can anyone recommend a purple or lavender colour effect gel that won’t take all the punch out of a >>light?


I have used Roscolux #58 with success. Plenty of transmission and saturation.


Mike Ambrose
Gaffer
LA Based



John Brawley wrote:


>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbrawley/438505775/


Hey...I’m quoting myself !


As a little adjunct.... Graham pointed out to me I should have also mentioned that the light rose gel in this image was actually through an uncorrected 4k HMI par.? ?The colour temp ended up reading about 4300degK.

John Brawley
Cinematographer?
Sydney Australia
+61417 087 564




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