December 30, 2016 at 12:47PM, Edited December 30, 12:48PM

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White balancing

Pretty noob but when white balancing either in camera or on a PC, do you white balance the shot if you purposely lighted the set a certain color like green or blue? since white balancing it will take out the intended color usually.


You should white-balance based on a "normally illuminated" subject. Turn off the crazy lights, white-balance based on what's left, then turn the crazy kights back on. If all your lights are colored, hopefully they are all of the same type (tungsten, LED, HMI, whatever), then WB according to a native, non-gelled light (3200K for tungsten, 5600K for HMI, and whatever the LEDs are when shining as WHITE). Then let the colors be the colors. Watch out for out-of-gamut colors that can happen with extreme gels or LEDs.

December 30, 2016 at 2:19PM


Thanks man ill give it a shot. It was confusing because multiple color grading tutorials say you should white balance but i was like wtf happened to the colors of my lights in the scene haha thanks though man.

Mario Casillas

December 30, 2016 at 3:50PM

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