blues...

danl

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i'm drawing inspiration for the lighting and color scheme for our next show from tim burton's "corpse bride"... actors will be wearing blacks, blues, purples and greys... i want to experiment with gel/paint/makeup combos to accomplish this... thought i would tap you guys first... any ideas??? thanks!!!
 

Chaos is Born

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Use some lights dedicated to lighting your set, this will alow you a decent amount of control on that color.

As well as some low saturation on your faces to get that level of greyish look. Cause it doesn't look like the faces are very blue you don't want to push it too far... How deep are your painters taking the exact color of the set?
 

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Run a search on here for Tim Burton, corpse bride, etc. Not too long ago someone posted pics of a show they did that was greatly inspired by Burtons sets. I believe it was for a production of "The Crucible".
I think they did some of the lighting effect you are refering to and they might be able to lend a insight or two. Use you color wheel when selecting colors and remember the the fact that complimentary colors will tend to grey out thier compliments, ie people <caucasions> are basically red, throwing greens on them greys them out, R68 has quite a bit of green in it and might make for a good wash color.
 

danl

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Use some lights dedicated to lighting your set, this will alow you a decent amount of control on that color.
As well as some low saturation on your faces to get that level of greyish look. Cause it doesn't look like the faces are very blue you don't want to push it too far... How deep are your painters taking the exact color of the set?
well, seeing as how i am also the set designer and painter (as well as costumes), i have total control... i was planning on painting in greys, blues, browns and blacks... i figured that would make it easier to play with gels...
 

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well, seeing as how i am also the set designer and painter (as well as costumes), i have total control... i was planning on painting in greys, blues, browns and blacks... i figured that would make it easier to play with gels...

for paints you might just want to go grey scale to be able to play with the blue level of the background. I think that would be your best bet.

Costumes bring out your browns and medium to deepish blues. This way they don't get lost in the background.