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Hi. I will be shooting something very soon and I'm trying to create the orange and teal look - orange for characters and teal for the background. any kind of advice on the filter on the light, color balance in camera and or anything that can help me. I have attached some reference. Thank you :)












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Could be camera set at 3200k with a big tungsten source positioned relatively close to the screen left side for the soft light. Maybe a 1/4 CTO is slapped on that for the "orange", but to be honest it doesn't look all that orange to me.


Then a medium blue-green (or CTB) gelled scratch light coming in from the right.


Maybe a 5600k ambient light for the background? And they're scratch lighting the machinery and roof with streaks of jade gelled light.


The fluorescent practicals in the back could be a variety of color temperatures, in Resolve they'd be de-saturating the highlights so color temp of them matters less. The lack of punchy saturation in the skin tones might also suggest this.

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I talked to a professional colorist who said orange and teal is easily the most overused color palette in digital cinema.

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