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Old December 9th, 2002, 07:13 PM   #1
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can a XL1s achieve this commercial "look"...

have you seen the Schmirnof (sp?) liquor commercial? Shot in a laundry room under florecent lights, with the washing machines/bubble party yada yada yada. Im sure you've seen it over and over and over. (if you watch ESPN/ESPN2/Comedy Central)

My question is this...can shooting with a XL1s achieve this with the right light or filter? The look (cant really describe it...a greenish/grayish look) be produced OTHER than shooting it on film?

ok, I doubt anybody understand what im asking...but hopefully someone here does

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Old December 10th, 2002, 08:59 AM   #2
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Well, I don't know exactly what you mean (or the commercial you
are referring too), but most things you see on TV can be done
with an XL1 in my opinion. Don't forget that one of the most
powerfull tools in our arsenal is the color correction/timing functions
we can use during post!!! These can tweak the image exactly
to your liking.

Now in the professional world they are probably using lots of
Da Vinci machines (expensive!) but also things like After Effects
(production bundle), Combustion and Avid. I also understand
FCP on the Mac has great color correction tools. If you get a
chance check these great tools out!
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Old December 13th, 2002, 12:08 AM   #3
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commercial look

You might also try warm balance cards instead of white balancing. I've been using them (home made). The one called 1/2 green got pretty much that same effect when I tried it.
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Old December 13th, 2002, 12:13 AM   #4
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<<< You might also try warm balance cards instead of white balancing. I've
been using them (home made). The one called 1/2 green got pretty much
that same effect when I tried it. >>>

warm balance? Ive never heard of this before? What does this do & how do you do it?
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Old December 13th, 2002, 12:32 AM   #5
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Warm balancing is a technique many people use to fool the camera when you set the white balance. By using certain color cards instead of white, you get different effects. I like to use it to soften harsh lighting and to warm skin tones. Under florescent lights, using them gets rid of that nasty green tint.

A commercially produced set is available at www.warmcards.com

I made my own, however, because I was too cheap to spend the $70 for the store bought ones.
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Old December 13th, 2002, 08:21 AM   #6
 
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just do a simple hue(chroma phase) shift during post
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