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A couple times a month I will be bringing a short highlight of one of the CineSummit presentations. Each session has so much to learn from that I’m excited to pull out a small fraction for us to focus on every once in a while.
This week we’ll be revisiting “How to get your “look” on set with gels.” It’s a killer session as this is a method to take your work from ordinary to “heck-ya! That’s sweet!”
The concept is quite simple. By adding splashes of color when lighting you can make a dramatic effect to your scene. You can separate and highlight certain aspects of a shot this way. You can create a look that you see in movies all the time which you may have assumed required shooting in raw and doing heavy post production. You can turn a boring image into one that pops, just with the use of gels and some targeted lighting.