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sfoster

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What is going on here with the 3 purple streaks?
If I had to guess i would say its custom tinted glass but thats a pretty wild guess. It would certainly work but that seems way more effort.

 
Looks like a Leko light with a cookie/purple gel/diffusion. (Or instead of diffusion, setting the light at an extreme angle so that not all points are in focus at the same time.)
 
Just skimmed; it’s a still shot, right? In which case it could be anything from a gel to coloured glass, led coloured light or even photoshop/grading.
 
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sfoster

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Just skimmed; it’s a still shot, right? In which case it could be anything from a gel to coloured glass, led coloured light or even photoshop/grading.
yeah just a still. looks cool though, id like to be able to replicate something like that for video.
 
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My money’s on the grade/photoshop, personally, based on the fact it’s not a purple light, however it’s possible it just happens to be an odd window that gave a cool effect.
 

sfoster

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My money’s on the grade/photoshop, personally, based on the fact it’s not a purple light, however it’s possible it just happens to be an odd window that gave a cool effect.

That might be right.

after some thought I think you could APPROXIMATE this look during production as follows

take a purple gel and a box cutter and then cut the shapes out where you dont want the light to be purple.
Then take some cinefoil or black paint or something and cover the gel where you dont want light to pass through.
or layer a nd gel on it to let a lesser amount of light pass through in some shape areas.

Now you've got a weird shape, some of its purple and some of its white.
 
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That might be right.

after some thought I think you could APPROXIMATE this look during production as follows

take a purple gel and a box cutter and then cut the shapes out where you dont want the light to be purple.
Then take some cinefoil or black paint or something and cover the gel where you dont want light to pass through.
or layer a nd gel on it to let a lesser amount of light pass through in some shape areas.

Now you've got a weird shape, some of its purple and some of its white.
Or a flag/cutter/cookie with purple gel attached...

Or a flagged/cut/cookied light with gel covering only part of the lamp
 
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sfoster

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Or a flag/cutter/cookie with purple gel attached...

Or a flagged/cut/cookied light with gel covering only part of the lamp

I dont understand how a cookie with purple gel would create this effect.
wouldn't it just be purple light in the shape and no white light ?
 

sfoster

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I tried to create it IRL but it looked like shit whenever i introduced the white light.
I think that it might be a projector throwing a computer generated image onto the wall.

I did get this cool looking effect though without introducing any white light.

 
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