Jean Yves Escoffier: Filtration vs Gels

From American Cinematographer, Card Sharks by Jean Oppenheimer (October 1998)

Whereas many cinematographers would turn to filters to achieve a warm feel, Escoffier prefers gels.

"We did it all in the lighting. Jean Yves uses theatrical gels extensively, as opposed to the normal, color-temperatured correction. If you have a white light and you make it a bit warmer or cooler, that is a color-temperature correction. If you use a theatrical gel, which is a color, then that is coloring the light."

Scott Ramsey, Gaffer for Escoffier

"There is a tension between opposite colors. And when actors go from one area to another, it's as if they're crossing into a different world."

- Jean Yves Escoffier

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