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    I'm keen to experiment with different filter combinations this year and thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where people can share examples of their combinations. I've only really used single filters so I'm intrigued to see what people have been experimenting with :D
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    Fun set up with a Schneider Clear Streak 2mm filter combined with a 1/4 Black Pro Mist
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    Interested to hear more combinations that people are shooting with, I almost never double up.

    I've tried the rear dior net and front filtration combo but have always pulled the front filtration.
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    Few years ago, we experimented with combining glimmer glass and black pro mists. I think we landed on using 1/4 GG and 1/8 BPM for the studio BTS portion of these spots (00:02 - 00:18 seconds).

    https://vimeo.com/251535380

    All pretty subtle, even combined, but we enjoyed the look.
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    My first decade+ in the industry was working around, with, and on other DP's footage in the feature world. Lots of interesting things there.

    On the TV/Episodic side of things there was a common triple stack that many used, still used to this day.

    - Diffusion
    - CPL
    - ND and yes often a 0.3 when nearly nothing was needed.

    Back to features, man it was much more varied as every film usually provided a landscape to do something new. Everything from bare lens to filter stacks with rubber band nets behind the lens. It wasn't uncommon to even build custom filters in the 2000s for special diffusion effects or weird highlight twinkles.

    I'd say these days it's more common in film to shoot clean, but there's still a lot of DPs doing some pretty wild filtration either for a whole film or scenes that call for it.
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    Slavomir Idziak has hundred of filters.
    His own collection, found and bought by him.
    I think filters where at that time the LUT we have today. Essencial to go further into a look.

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    This was a nice combo from a commercial I worked on as movi op last year.

    Pearlescents / low con / classic soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Beard View Post
    Fun set up with a Schneider Clear Streak 2mm filter combined with a 1/4 Black Pro Mist
    This would be a really cool special effects combo for ghosts/flashbacks/etc.

    Glad you posted it, though, because I was about to try Clear Streak + Pearlescent for a situation where this was *not* my desired look hahaha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Beard View Post
    Fun set up with a Schneider Clear Streak 2mm filter combined with a 1/4 Black Pro Mist
    Very 1980s!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron Currier View Post
    Few years ago, we experimented with combining glimmer glass and black pro mists. I think we landed on using 1/4 GG and 1/8 BPM for the studio BTS portion of these spots (00:02 - 00:18 seconds).

    https://vimeo.com/251535380

    All pretty subtle, even combined, but we enjoyed the look.
    Lovely footage but you're right about the subtlety. ;-) I can't really tell if any filters were used at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Birch View Post
    This was a nice combo from a commercial I worked on as movi op last year.

    Pearlescents / low con / classic soft

    Excellent work. That's really well shot (and edited).
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