Rosco Diffusion Series Pt 6: Color Grid Cloths

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  15 Minutes of Video Instruction, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparisons 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 Color Grids
  • 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:1/4 Straw Grid Cloth, 1/2 CTS Grid Cloth, Full Straw Grid Cloth, and Moonlight Grid Cloth.
  • What the characteristics of the grid clothes are.
  • Understanding when and why to apply which grid diffusion.
  • How grid diffusions affect light levels and color temperature.
  • How grid diffusion affects your light source.
  • How to create an even source using certain grid diffusions.
  • How each grid diffusion affects your shadows and the skin of your subject.
  • How each grid diffusion stacks up against each other.
  • How to utilize false colors to see the differences in the grid diffusion.
  • How to maintain your lighting ratio when using thicker grid diffusion.
  • How to create an even source using certain grid diffusions.

4 Diffusions Tested by Shane Hurlbut, ASC



<<<Erick D>>>Great content as always!
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JoaoBrandao 3 days ago

I love diffusion. It’s difficult to get a hold of a range of different diffusions where I’m from so it’s amazing that you did that work for us, thank you for that, I know feel much more confident in making my decisions! Just wondering, what’s you take on Bleached and Unbleached Muslin? Do you like that kind of diffusion or don’t use it in general? Cheers!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    3 days ago

      @JoaoBrandao HI Joao, I love Bleached and Unbleached muslin for sure. You just need to use another layer of diffusion to take the hard shadows that you get from lights that you push thru the diffusion because you can physically still see the source thru the muslin