Black and White

Switzerland

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My director wants to do the twilight zone in black and white. Are there any tricks to incorporate gray colors or give it that feel. I do realize the set will have to be painted in black and white and so will the actors. But any tips will be great.
 

Foxinabox10

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Any way that your director will let you throw in some Bastard Amber and do it kind of sepia? It would be easier to do that way.
 

ricc0luke

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I've done 2 black and white shows... and 1 thats got a black and white set and colored costumes...

Sepia, in my opinion does not belong on stage unless you are doing a country western or are trying to respresent something that happened before the other parts of the play (kinda like a flashback)

For b&w... Use lots and lots of n/c straws... also, n/c blue, and maybe a little of n/c pink... You can also try just useing 'hot' lights w/o any gels... these work too if you don't have the n/c's in stock.

You might have to go a little heavier on the makeup, but thats what you get with a b&w set...

Every time I have done basicly that and it always looks awesome. (especially if you use a lavender backlight!)
 

moojoe

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ricc0luke, do you have any pictures? since im currently designing a show that has kinda a...prison look, like very gray and dreary.
 

ricc0luke

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Just to let ya know, I will get you the pictures as soon as I get them. I should be getting them soon, we just finished the show 2 weeks ago, but I am getting them from a good friend who owns a multimedia production company, so as soon as I get them I will get them to ya!
 

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mixsa

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i would imagine using a lot of colour correction (chris james/lee 201) to give a very cold and white feel.
contrast this with a lot of dark shadows and you will get your prison scene