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SIC Preview: Rosco Diffusion Series Part 4: Tough White Diffusion

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Music courtesy MusicBed. Midnight Riot – “Bird Set Free”

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You will learn:

  • Test results: 1/4 Tough White, 1/2 Tough White, Tough White and Tough Rolux diffusions.
  • What the characteristics of the diffusions are.
  • Understanding when and why to apply which white diffusion.
  • How these diffusions affect light levels and color temperature.
  • How diffusion affects your light source.
  • How to create an even source using certain diffusions.
  • How each diffusion affects your shadows and the skin of your subject.
  • How each diffusion stacks up against each other.
  • How to utilize false colors to see the differences in the diffusion.
  • How to maintain your lighting ratio when using thicker diffusion.
  • How to create an even source using certain diffusions.  

Utilizing the “right” diffusion onset can help save a lot of time between setups. The first step is to know what each diffusion does! Nowadays you can find yourself getting lost in the new additions to the diffusion family. It’s hard to understand their characteristics without burning a hole in your pocket in the process.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through his process of selecting the right diffusion for the right situation. With all the options, he simplifies by only presenting the best of the best and then taking you step by step through their characteristics, style and application so you can apply the right diffusion for your projects.

All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

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