Darth Lucas said:
While I think it’s looking pretty darn great so far, I think I ought to throw my two cents into the teal walls debate. I’m sure some of it would have been visible in '77, but it would have been projected with very warm bulbs, which would have counteracted the teal in the walls a bit, not a ton, but a bit. I don’t have much of a preference, as I think either way is going to be “accurate” in one sense or another. However, I do think you’ve gone a bit overboard on that teal look in certain shots. For instance, I’m seeing quite a bit of teal in Leia’s dress in some of those shots, which I don’t think would have been the case. It may have picked up a bit from the walls around the edges of her dress, but it’s not reflective enough of a material, I think, to have the wall color drastically affect our perception of the dress color itself.
Just a little nitpick, but I think it’s worth addressing.
Question from a person clueless in this process: how much of this would be attenuated if using a TV set to warmest (which I do) vs viewing on my relatively cool computer display?
Hard to say. One display’s warm setting won’t match another’s, and I doubt any preset would emulate a tungsten bulb very well. I think generally people target a calibrated display, and then any variation from that is considered the display’s fault/user preference. Anything other than calibrated, and you just have to feel out whether you think it looks good or not.
As for Darth Lucas’s observation, I think bulb-matching is a legit aesthetic, but if you want to do it, it should be at the very end. i.e. a neutral timing is best for this stage, as it’s ultimately just raw materials for the larger project. It will then go into the meat grinder of despecialization and grain-matching and so on, and if Harmy wants to give it that tungsten bulb touch of yellow, he can choose to do that in one global final color pass.