Make Your Footage Come to Life...

Nov 14, 2018

SpeedLooks color grading packages work with all footage formats, all DSLR, Mirrorless and digital cinema cameras, as well as all editing and color grading programs on the market. Our friends at Dissolve.com provided us with stock footage from their collection of over 500,000 clips. We chose some clips, made a few sequences, and then applied SpeedLooks to them. The results are impressive, the footage responded easily to SpeedLooks and in no time at all, we had a beautiful looking set of shots color graded to look cinematic and stunning. By using SpeedLooks Blue Ice, this video takes on a chilling early morning look and feel.

This piece features a fit man going for a morning run. It was shot at a higher frame rate to give it a nice slow motion effect. It can be difficult to make the sun work for you on set, that’s why editors and DOP’s use SpeedLooks Blue Ice when they need to add some cold to their scene.


Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

Premiere Rush, NEW Video Editor from Adobe

Nov 6, 2018

Adobe has just released Premiere Rush. The new lightweight video editor is Adobe's next step in accelerating the creative experience with a dynamic link to Creative Cloud by letting users create video across various platforms. Go from shoot to showtime in record time. Built in camera functionality helps you take pro-quality video on your mobile devices. Editing is easy, with simple tools for color, audio, motion graphics, and more. Share right from the app to favorite social channels like YouTube, Facebook, and lnstagram. Wow your followers with professionally-designed motion graphics templates right in the app, or find hundreds more on Adobe Stock. Change the color, size, font, and more to match your personal brand. And, take your videos from amateur to amazing.

Color grading in Premiere Rush is easily done with SpeedLooks presets from Color by LookLabs or with the manual color controls found in the color panel. To use the presets, just click one of the icons to see how it will affect your footage. If you're looking to manually dial in your color and exposure settings, select to edit with the different sliders under the color panel's "edit" menu. This gives you a little more control over the edit and color grading.

Check out this crash course on Adobe Rush from Ant Pruitt and C-Net - https://download.cnet.com/blog/download-blog/getti...

DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/


The Unsung Art-form of Color Grading

Oct 21, 2018

Color grading is one of those aspects of film that people in the industry take for granted and the people watching the movies don’t know exists. Establishing a black balance across multiple shots that may not be lit by the cinematographer the exact same way or fine tuning the sun brightness is something owed almost entirely to the colorist.

This video essay by Sareesh Sudhakaran shows some of the small tricks of the trade that argue for a colorist’s invaluable contribution to film-making while giving the rest of us something to look for when something with the visuals just isn’t right. Maybe, now that we know a little bit about color matching, it has something to do with continuity of color.

Experts talking about their niche, one that tweaks cinema to what we’re familiar with viewing and not the first draft raw footage that everyone gets before post-production, is one of the best things about this industry – and Sudhakaran is eloquent enough a narrator and skilled enough an editor to make it accessible for everyone.

See what Sudhakaran has to say about the unsung artform of color grading.


DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/



Creating Beautiful Filmic Images, Easily!

Oct 18, 2018

SpeedLooks Complete includes all previous releases of SpeedLooks Linear and Log as well as all camera patches for LOG video workflows. Our linear SpeedLooks LUT's are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUT's work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology.

Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks Complete works in all editing and color correction software that support LUT's and works with all DSLR, Mirrorless and digital cinema cameras. SpeedLooks Complete comes in six narrative categories; Clean, Big, Blue, Gold, Matrix and Artistic. In total you get over 50 variants for one low price, purchase SpeedLooks Complete for just $89 USD.

Check out this video from Color by LookLabs to learn more:


Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/


Ozark Season 2 - Exploring the Look & Color Palette

Oct 16, 2018

In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde (Jason Bateman) and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. This is a dark Netflix series…literally and physically.

"I had the pleasure of watching Season 2 in Dolby Vision HDR 4K on my OLED LG and what a pleasure it was" stated Jeff August, lead colorist at LookLabs. "The show really embraces the high dynamic range of today’s cameras. One location the family comes back to throughout the show is their house. The inside is always dark and is surrounded by large bright windows. What I love about the scenes is they expose for the windows and let the actors fall into the shadows. This creates incredible mood which adds to the darkness of the show. This technique is used throughout the show and simply looks amazing!"

The show emphasizes a dark green/blue palette which can easily be achieved in Davinci Resolve (especially with its new LUT browser) using SpeedLooks Matrix LUT's. "I always suggest blending in the strength of our LUTs to create the right feel. This can easily be done easily in Resolve by applying a SpeedLook LUT to a node, then go the Key menu and adjust the Key Output (think of it in this case as a transparency slider). Going with 60 percent is a good place to start. Enjoy the show and have fun recreating the look with SpeedLooks."


DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

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