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Eon Mora

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About Eon Mora

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  1. It's definitely best to go with a tungsten stock. The difference in color temp is quite a bit. But I know what direction your headed with trying to find the right stock. Fuji makes a line of stock called Reala. It's some really interesting stuff because it has a 4th strip of color that is magenta so you can time out green spikes (i.e. fluorescents). Its also a 500 speed stock so its a really interesting mixture. I've only seen it in action once and it was used to fluorescents because of their own broken spectrum (i believe that what it was designed for). It's a good stock but for your situation it has a 3rd peculiarity which is that its daylight balanced. You could correct it with a filter but that's throwing a whole nother factor into the bunch that could throw off the situation. Honestly, in my opinion, I like the way sodium looks uncorrected despite what people say. I consider it an almost beautifully romatnic look, it just doesnt mix well with certain tones. I tried doing some tests where i shot color reversal with tungsten film and an 80A with sodium and that had a pretty sickly look with actors compexion. I say shoot clean on some good kodak stock. Even pushing 500 looks good. You could try and dirty it up with high-con and some grain to work with the urban sodium look. I dont know what your project is but there's a lot of ways to go. the best for me is to shoot clean though.
  2. it has to do not only with the cameras they use (they arent just your standard broadcast, im almost positive they use the varicam) but they also get a chance to prelight just about every location and think ahead rather than your standard doc style run and gun shooting. plus they have really good shooters doing theyre stuff and it also goes through a ton of post production sweetening.
  3. mix up the gels. put full CTO on one and maybe half straw on the other. play around and see what looks right.
  4. I was working on a project with a very similar situation. the gaffer tried something I've never seen before: taking a flex fill, (you may need more than one depending) and bouncing whatever you use to source the fire in the silver or gold side, and shuffle and shake it around. Of all the fire techniques I've see this seems to be the best by far. flicker boxes are good but I've only had good experience with them when you've got multiple boxes on multiple lights at different rates and even then they're not the most natural. i recently tried the flex fill trick on something and it worked great. its the kind of thing that is easy, cheap and looks natural.
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    Diffusion...

    I'm not asking necessarily for the sake of any production. Just in my shooting experience lately It's been something that's been garnering a lot of my attention. I mean, quality of light is as important as color and direction when it comes to lighting, and diffusion is the tool to controlling it 80% of the time. What type of diffusion for a particular light at a certain range is a pretty easy thing to qualify (like someone said earlier, using grid straight on kino's) but I've also been really looking at what kind of stuff to use on larger softer sources and what affect different materials have in those situations. for example putting sources through 12x12's or even using 20x20's for overhead sunlight. In addition to this it seems like when you're trying to create really soft sources, I've observed a lot of keen decision making on what type of diff to use just to give a source a certain quality within different spaces. Like 251 in front of a light followed by another frame of opal. this kind of thought process interests me just because its obvious that theres some positive purpose behind this type of decision.
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    Diffusion...

    This is a question for anyone with experience on the subject (i myself jump around a lot with it), but i was curious, of the popular types of diffusion out there which ones do you prefer, or use most often? What applications do you used them for? etc. i know this is a question about as open ended and circumstantially based as what's your favorite light, but I'm really curious what's commonly used and why, cause I've seem so many different methods.
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