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Tomas Gomez

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  1. Hey everyone! I'm gonna be shooting a student short film in a few days and I wanted some tips on how to achieve the all-red look of the attached image. We only have a couple of Tungtsen 1000w and 650w lights, and no extra money to buy gels, so I was wondering if it's a good idea to shoot it under just the tungsten lights and give it a heavy red color grade, also to avoid having the output of the lights reduced and focusing problems that I've heard shooting under red gels could give. I have also read on forums that someone recommended shooting under magenta gels (I have 3) and then adjusting it to red in color grade, but I dont really get why they recommend the magenta gels instead of just no gels? EguFRSvU0AEg9-E.jfif
  2. Hi everyone! So I am kind of a beginner in this world of color grading and i'm going to make a quick color grade for a project that's going to be shown on a local tv news channel. I am wondering if for this I have to bear in mind something specific for the workflow or is there something different that's normally done for a standard, web workflow? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hey thank you for the detailed response! So a few things about this: -Are the dark wood walls to prevent light bouncing? -I will be using a Sony F5 -Yes so even though I have never used them I also thought about the Hmi and Kino but you know, I study in a public college in a third world country so our budget is really, really low. However I will try to get at least 1 kino maybe with my own money, to have at least 1 good strong key, since the ctbs and the diffusion will reduce greatly the output from the tungstens. -I also thought about playing with the camera´s white balance to avoid having to gel the tungstens, but wouldn´t that be a problem since I would be mixing 2 different color temperatures (tungsten from the lights and daylight in the ambience)? So I would end up with 2 different color temperatures? -Is there any type of cheap diffusion material you recommend? All I see in my faculty are paper-like diffusers hanging in front of the lights with tweezers but I don´t really like the difussion produced by those..
  4. Hey there everyone! I am a colombian film student and wannabe cinematographer and I am looking for some advise for an upcoming short film me and some classmates are preparing. So I am going to be the DP for this short and in terms of lightning I am looking to have an aesthetic close to the images I attached below for the interior daylight scenes. Logic tells me that to achieve this I should have some strong key lights motivated from the windows on the characters and expose to those bright areas of the face, so everything else will be darker to achieve that high contrast ratio. We´ll probably have like 2 or 3 arri 1000 and maybe like 6 arri 650, it really depends on what the faculty will have available at the time and the budget that production will give us (which will be very, very low). So really I want to have a realistic view of our lightning capabilities with such few lights, can I achieve this look with the lights that are available? If so, what tips can you guys give me to achieve it on an extremely low budget? One of our likely sets is a house with really big windows, so one of the strategies I came up with is partially blocking some windows to control and limit the entrance of light (because it may be too much and spreading everywhere). Am I thinking about this the right way or am I completely off? Thanks in advance!
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