cruiser said:Sounds like everyone over in the states uses Rosco!
Im a personal fan of Rosco, but everyone out here tends to use Lee, I think because Rosco is just a fairly new product here, we dont have Gam or Apollo but had Cinelux or something until a few years back!
Lee is alright.... but i find its not worth it, as it burns out much much quicker than rosco, its an absolute rip off out here too, but i dont like normal Rosco Supergel or whatever... E+ Colour is my favorite!!
Is gel type just a personal thing or have you guys found that one of the lines tends to be better than the rest?
cruiser said:we use 1200 fresnels and par64's to do colour washes in the theatre and have found that Lee gel only lasts a month, if that in our colour washes, keeping in mind they are used about once a week unless we have a big seasoned show in. it has started to become very frustrating and I am currently changing it all over to rosco as i do believe it lasts longer and has better colour...
We dont have Gam outhere either... but im gonna try and get one of their swatchbooks haha ive got a collection of swatchbooks here
ship said:Used to be an old trick to frosted gel. Add a bit of oil to it's <SNIP>gel with WD-40 however. Something wrong with that concept.
Anyway, my favorite frosted gel, and it's a major shame it's long since discontinued, is Roscolux #107. Kind of a combination of #101 and #114 if I remember my colors, yet it was of a blue base color that acted like a color correction gel in correcting for amber shift, yet without that extra gel, allowed for a cooler temperature and more light to get thru. Too bad Rosco does not make it any longer however.