Rosco CTO and CTS Gels

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  19 Minutes of Instructional Video

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Rosco is one of the leading gel and diffusion manufacturers in the film industry. When it comes to dialing in the right color temp, manipulating the light for a certain look, or affecting the light quality. We try to always go Rosco for their variety of offerings. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses the difference between two heavy hitting gels – CTO (Color Temp Orange) and CTS (Color Temp Straw). You’ll be learning the firsthand difference between the gels and what their characteristics are.

  • Understanding the importance of gels.
  • What CTO (Color Temp Orange) is and where to use it.
  • What CTS (Color Temp Straw) is and where to use it.
  • The difference between CTO and CTS.
  • The pros and cons of each gel.
  • How each gel will affect your image.
  • The best applications for each gel.
  • The do’s and don’ts when working with CTO or CTS.
We are directing all comments and questions to our New Forum, please find the related course in the forum’s categories to submit. 7 days ago

Hey Shane, would the skin tone affect your choice and decision making of which gels to use? I have a bit of a color grading background and have always been taught that when dealing with African American skin tones, it’s preferred to be more in the red hues than yellow. So I’m interested to see how this applies when dealing with color on set.

airacemitch 22 days ago

Hey Shane, Just wondering why with 1/2 CTS and CTO you lose a stop and a half where as with Full CTS and CTO you only lose 7/10 and 1 stop respectively?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    21 days ago

      @airacemitch Hi Airacemitch, I think this was a mistake, it is supposed to be the other way around, thank you for finding this, we are changing it.

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    21 days ago

      @airacemitch Hi Aireacemitch, I am fixing this, thank you so much for finding this for us

    • airacemitch    13 days ago

      @airacemitch No problem Shane! I would love if you did a video lesson with CTB as well!