I'd posted some of this in passing while discussing other stuff on another thread, but figured this might warrant its own post here.
I'm trying to shoot video, a self done (one man band) cooking show with my 5D3.
I'm trying to learn lighting...and I'd bought myself some clamp lights to try to do a little DIY style. I'd gotten CFLs all at a 5000K temperature.
I've had a heck of a time getting white balance set.
I've had a bit of luck using one of those insta-disks..that you put over the lens, snap an image and use that to set the 18% grey and do custom color balance. That seems to really help!! I've had more success in some test footage I shot recently, while also using the marvels picture style, and actually slightly underexposing.
Doing all that, I actually seemed to do better on in camera white balance, and left myself some good range for after shoot color correction and grading.
That being said....
I figure if I could light the kitchen with its native lights at the same temperature as my clamp lights (on stands, AC vents, you name it, I clamp to it)....I'd have a WHOLE lot less variation and ease in PP.
Again, right now, my clamp lights, all are currently CFL bulbs 5000K.
I've started researching, my regular lights are track lighting, and use U10 halogens which appear to be about 2700K. This is a rental house, so I gotta work with what I have.
I've been looking around for what will fit in a U10 socket...and choices are limited. I can't seem to find any halogens that are higher than about 3000-3200K. I found some LED ones that go near 5000K, but man, those things are like $20-$25 each...and I'd need about 11 of them?!?
Now, I'd gone into this, assuming it would be best to try to light the whole thing in the daylight, sunlight temperature range....am I wrong there? Does it matter, as long as everything is the same temp?
Should I look into getting softer CFL light bulbs for my clamp on lights?
Is there an easy way to shoot with mixed color temp lights and I need to know the trick?
Thanks in advance!!!