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Sicario color changes (2 replies and 1 comment)

Jake-o-Saurus
1 month ago
Jake-o-Saurus 1 month ago

Hey there!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and shooting on 1917 has been nothing less than a smooth and wonderful process!

 

I have a quick question on Sicario. There are constant transitions between a warmer color palette and a cooler one typically around the police force. I'm wondering if you did anything to the white balance or grade between these two shots on the private jet and the SUV? I tried emulating the results just to learn from them and my shots in the car are coming out too warm without tweaking the grade.

 

Thanks so much!

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Sicario_134.jpg
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Sicario_137.jpg
Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I rarely change the white balance of the camera to create those warmer or cooler colors. I do this using a dimmer or filters on the lights. I do this as I am usually mixing sources and don't want a frame to be just one color all over, as it might be if you were just altering the white balance.

Jake-o-Saurus
1 month ago

That makes sense!
Do you recall if these both were set at Daylight?

Thank you again for your help!

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

The first was a set lit using tungsten sources so the camera would have been set at 3500K whilst the second was a daylight shot and I would have had the camera set at 5500K.

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