Jump to content
Alexander Disenhof

Cyan color cast

Recommended Posts

I've attached a photo with a particular color cast that I'm trying to emulate. I'm curious if you guys think this cyan coloring was done in post or with gelling the soft overhead/side source, or if its something of both. If done in camera, does anyone know of some good gels that push towards cyan? (I know Rosco's "Peacock" gel can get a pretty strong effect, anyone know of something more subtle?) I'm trying to achieve this look and I'm on the fence about doing it in the color correction or trying to do as much in camera as possible. In camera would be preferable but I'll do whichever one achieves the desired look more effectively.

 

Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've attached a photo with a particular color cast that I'm trying to emulate. I'm curious if you guys think this cyan coloring was done in post or with gelling the soft overhead/side source, or if its something of both. If done in camera, does anyone know of some good gels that push towards cyan? (I know Rosco's "Peacock" gel can get a pretty strong effect, anyone know of something more subtle?) I'm trying to achieve this look and I'm on the fence about doing it in the color correction or trying to do as much in camera as possible. In camera would be preferable but I'll do whichever one achieves the desired look more effectively.

 

Alex

 

You can get that color with Cool White fluorescents when shooting in tungsten settings - basically Blue + Green = Cyan.

 

Rosco makes a Cyan 30 and Cyan 60 gel, 30 is probably what you'd want. Or just combine CTB and Plus Green gel (maybe !/2 CTB and 1/2 Plus Green if working at a 3200K preset.)

 

If your camera or film stock is 5600K, you're going to need more blue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's impossible to say for sure if it was done in production, post, or some of both. Best practice is to get it in the ballpark in production, and tweak it to perfection in post.

 

 

 

 

-- J.S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great, thank you both for your feedback. I'll get my hands on some of that Cyan 30 gel, and also go to my local home depot and buy some cool white tubes and see what works best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Rig Wheels Passport



    Visual Products



    Glidecam



    Metropolis Post



    Wooden Camera



    FJS International



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    Just Cinema Gear



    Paralinx LLC



    Tai Audio



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    CineLab



    G-Force Grips



    Serious Gear



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    Ritter Battery



    Abel Cine


    Cinematography Books and Gear
×
×
  • Create New...