Rosco Diffusion Series Pt 4: Tough White Diffusion

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  15 Minutes of Video Instruction, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparison for better instruction    -Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  What separates a Master Cinematographer from a good one?  I ask you this question because are we not all on that road to become the best that we can be?  The Hurlbut Academy is an extension of Lydia’s and my vision, passion, drive, and aspirations.  Signing up you already have seen the passion and dedication, now it is your turn to live, breathe, and love the art of visual storytelling.

This lesson in not only understanding light quality, but also light levels and color temperature shifts when using each diffusion.  This is a test that I would have died to have access to when I was starting out, but with the Hurlbut Academy it is delivered for all of you to ingest and find your own path and style.

  • The ins and outs of Rosco Tough White Diffusion
  • How Rosco diffusion changes and modifies the quality of light
  • How many stops you lose
  • How color temperature shifts
  • How to master frost diffusions to enhance your story
  • Test results:¼ Tough White, ½ Tough White, Tough White, and Tough Rolux.
  • What the characteristics of the grid clothes are.
  • Understanding when and why to apply which grid diffusion.
  • How tough white diffusions affect light levels and color temperature.
  • How tough white diffusion affects your light source.
  • How to create an even source using certain tough white diffusions.
  • How each tough white diffusion affects your shadows and the skin of your subject.
  • How each tough white diffusion stacks up against each other.
  • How to utilize false colors to see the differences in the tough white diffusion.
  • How to maintain your lighting ratio when using thicker tough white diffusion.
  • How to create an even source using certain tough white diffusions.

4 Diffusions Tested by Shane Hurlbut, ASC


<<<Madisson W>>>  I’m a new Hurblut Academy member and I’m in my final year of film school in Melbourne, Australia. I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do. I’ve got my own little book of notes regarding the great things you teach us in your articles so I can reference when I need. I’ve found in the three years of my degree, whilst I’ve learn heaps and got a good grounding – we never get into the nity gritys (eg with different types of diffusion), so I really appreciate you opening up our eyes to things I may have not have thought about before. So thank you! I feel I can now really start pushing my creativity and experimenting to another level.


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