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Old May 23rd, 2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Warm look??

I want to have my DV film to have a warm look with the colors almost bleeding into each other and a soft look, I use Canoin GL2 and Premiere 6.5.
I have not been able to find a way to do this.. any suggestions ??
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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There must be a half dozen ways to do this. If you want a warm look and you are filming indoors, you can either:

-White balance the camera for daylight (extreme warm)

-Balance the camera for indoor light and then put CTO gels on the lights

-Do a manual white balance with a blue gel in front of the lens. (This will raise the color temperature in the camera based on what CTO gel you use)

In post you can add a orange or reddish tint to you video or adjust the color balance so itís more toward the orange/red side

As for the soft look. Blur the video helps out there, but do it in small amounts.

A simple rule for color is this. If the light source is a higher temperature than what your camera is balanced to then your video will be on the cooler side. If you light source is a lower temperature then what your camera is balanced to then your video will on the warmer side of things.

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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My vision of your intentions may not be accurate. But I extracted two basic elements from your inquiry:
  • "..have a warm look", and
  • "...with the colors almost bleeding into each other."
To accomplish my interpretation of this I would take the following actions.

1. While shooting I would make sure that I have a relatively low chroma and luma contrast in the frame. Light for a slightly flat look in your primary subject areas.

2. Consider using a softening filter, but don't overdo it. Perhaps a SoftFX 0.5, just enough to take some of the edge sharpness off.

3. Desaturate your color if your camera permits this. Not quite monochrome, but not far away.

4. Apply your tinting during color correction in editing -after- you've made all other necessary image adjustments, including additional image softening if needed.

Of course most of this is moot if you cannot control lighting.

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Old May 31st, 2004, 07:55 AM   #4
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i would try warmcards, they are white balance cards that aren't white.

i use the warm1 very often. they come in various colors, warm1, warm2 warm3 etc.

i found the warm 2 and 3 to be "too much" but for the look you want they might be just the thing.

there are also filter that can diffuse the image and give it a softer look.


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