Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Happy Place

Go to a bbq or organize/label my gels and diffusion? This is why I have a very limited social life. For the non-filmmakers, gels are used to color light, sometimes for aesthetic reasons or to match the wavelength of light to the film stock being used (daylight or tungsten). In practice, it usually ends up being a combination of both necessity and aesthetics. Diffusion is material that is used to make light softer by spreading the light source and breaking up the parallel rays from a direct light source. It also cuts down on the intensity of a light.

Whatever the use, these stinkers are expensive, about $6/sheet and over $100/roll, so they get used and reused.

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