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Determining which gel to buy to convert 3600K to green fluorescent


Viggo Söderberg
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I'm filming a scene in a garage and I want the lighting to have this kind of green/yellow quality.

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The lamps in the garage have a temperature of 3600k. I figure I need to make the lamps warm and then give them a green tint. So I'll try white balancing the camera at something like 4500k-5000k. Then I'll put a green filter in front of the camera. I was wondering if I should just for the 3600k filter or if there be some consideration to buying some other gel? I have this gel test sheet.

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32 minutes ago, David Mullen ASC said:

I don’t understand the last two sentences of your second paragraph...

Apologies, wrote it in a rush.

 

Basically I'm uncertain which gel I should buy to accomplish the look. The lamps in the garage have a temperature of 3600K. I figure that I'll need to white balance for a colder temperature so that the 3600K lamps in the garage appear warmer but I don't know which gel to buy to achieve that yellow/green tint from the lighting.

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The picture attachments don't show up but if the camera color temp setting is higher than 3600K, then the light will appear warmer and if it has green in it, then the warmth (orange) will be shifted to the yellow-green.  So if you don't need to shoot at 3200K because you have other lights that need to appear balanced for that, then shoot at a higher color temp setting (4500K, 5600K, etc.) and add green gel to the light.

How much green is a matter of taste but I'd start with a 1/2 Plus Green probably. Or get 1/4 Plus Green -- you can always keep adding more layers.

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3 hours ago, David Mullen ASC said:

The picture attachments don't show up but if the camera color temp setting is higher than 3600K, then the light will appear warmer and if it has green in it, then the warmth (orange) will be shifted to the yellow-green.  So if you don't need to shoot at 3200K because you have other lights that need to appear balanced for that, then shoot at a higher color temp setting (4500K, 5600K, etc.) and add green gel to the light.

How much green is a matter of taste but I'd start with a 1/2 Plus Green probably. Or get 1/4 Plus Green -- you can always keep adding more layers.

https://imgur.com/a/XWC16im

 

Here are the pictures. Yeah, I'll try ordering 1/4 gels then.

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