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Roo

Member Since 18 May 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2015 04:15 PM
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In Topic: Red gel on underwater video light

03 March 2015 - 09:51 PM

Hey Munnster

Over the years, I've experimented with red lights for night shoots to reduce wriggly larvae things.  The important thing is to counter the red light with a filter on the lens.
With 6000°K+ HMI/LED/HID lights, I used double Lee 622 or CL106 filters on the lights and to counter on the lens, I've tried blue Lee CL119/141 and greens Lee  131/CL115 and a few others.  I always MWB and then color correct in post.  Since you are shooting RAW, then obviously the MWB is just for reference.

Just remember you're removing about 3-5 stops of light depending on filters so the noise can creep up a bit.  The post boys can handle the rest.  It's a lot of work though. Hope this helps.

Thanks Drew. That's all great information. Going from your experience it probably needs more time to play around than I'll have on the shoot. Reckon I'll keep things simple this time and then experiment with some filters when I get some 'play' time later this year. Cheers mate. 


In Topic: Red gel on underwater video light

01 March 2015 - 04:23 PM

Thanks everyone. I've used red light as a spotting light before underwater in the same way as Tom. Then shooting for a small time period with normal lights until the larvae start getting in front of the lens. I was hoping to be able to shoot with red light throughout but it seems like that might not do the trick from Interceptor's feedback. Anyhow I have some red gel on order and some seawolf lights so I'll let you know how I go.