Rosco myColor Web Tool
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Rosco’s myColor, a web tool available at rosco.com/mycolor, features a searchable index of all the gel filters Rosco has to offer. It effectively puts all of the company’s filter ranges — Roscolux, Supergel, Cinegel, E-Colour+, and Permacolor — in one place, and helps users find, filter, sort, compare, notate, and save all of the company’s colours the way that they want.
“It’s fantastic to use as you’re debating colors,” said LD Wendy Luedtke, Rosco’s colour and lighting product manager. “While your real swatchbooks are fanned open on your desk, you can have them virtually fanned here to see additional product details as you add/remove colours and whittle down to your final selection.
“As colour filter product manager, I use it as a quick reference encyclopedia of Rosco colour filters when a customer calls to ask what colour pink they should use or what correction might work best,” Luedtke added.
“As a lighting designer, if I know what I’m looking for and need more details, I can type in a filter number or part of a colour’s name into the search box, and immediately see the colour’s details, including spectral data, available sizes, and any important bits, like full name or number that I wasn’t sure of,” Luedtke added.
The “Color Data” section lets users view production photos where that colour was used — or submit their own. Those creating online profiles can also log in and take advantage of myColor’s myPalette and myShow features. myPalette works like a virtual, customized swatchbook; myShow works as a customized colour list for a user’s show that can be exported and emailed to associates.