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Lighting - gels, diffusion and what does it all mean?

Martin Johnson - Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A week or so ago I talked about colour balance (/pro-videoblogger/colour-balance-what-do-you-need-to-know) and which option to select in your camera when filming.Today's post looks at the 'gels' and 'diffusion' material camera operators use on their lights. Why use gels? Firstly, 'gels' is short for the word 'gelatine' which is what these coloured filters used to be made from. These days they are made from less flamable material. Coloured gels and diffusion material are used to con .. click to read full post.
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