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Colour Correction Filters
There’s more to it than meets the eye!
So I thought I’d do a series of blogs all about filters; what they do, how you use them and why they’re so damned handy…
OK, I know you may think that this isn’t perhaps the most exciting subject to read about, but it’s vital for all you budding Directors of Photography and Cinematographers out there, to understand that your ultimate aim is to master your craft, and that means having a deep understanding of ALL aspects of camerawork and lighting.
Mastery will get you to the top of your profession; being part of what I call the ‘Mediocre Majority’ will not, and knowing your craft will get you ultimate respect from your colleagues. If you don’t know this basic stuff, then when you work with experienced Lighting Gaffers and ‘Sparks’ you’ll gain zero respect from them, they’ll see you as unprofessional and treat you with contempt… quite right too!
I know I keep banging on about this but remember… a big part of mastering this craft means having a real in-depth understanding of anything and everything to do with camerawork.
So now I’ve had my industry rant let’s get down to work…
I’m going to divide this into a mini series of into 6 easy to understand parts:
Part 1 : What is Colour Temperature?
Part 2: Why Colour Correction filters are used to change colour temperature and how to use them.
Part 3: The most commonly used Filters.
Part 4: Effects filters and how to use them.
Part 5: How and why you use diffusion to soften a light source.
Part 6 : Bringing it all together a practical workshop on colour correction and filming using mixed lighting
So without further ado, let’s get on with…