June 26, 2015 at 1:09AM
CTO gel for windows: Why not get ND filtering as well?
I'll be shooting indoors where there are large windows and lots of daylight coming in, and actors will be moving about in front of them in many shots. I have only a minimal lighting kit, all relatively low-powered halogen bulbs.
Because I can't overpower the daylight with daylight-colored lights, I need to gel the windows. I'm thinking that CTO with .9 ND is the way to go. Can anybody weigh in on this? It seems to me that three stops isn't too many, and if it is, I can reduce the amount of artificial light.
Thanks for any advice.