LookLabs User Profile - Sunshine Weddings

Feb 19, 2018

Mountain climbing, helicopters, and drones … not the typical stuff of wedding videos. But then, longtime SpeedLooks user Scott Thoroughgood, isn’t your typical wedding videographer. He and the team at Sunshine Films will use every tool, including color grading, to make the couple’s big day more than memorable. Thoroughgood says of wedding videos, “They have evolved from a blow by blow documentary account of the day, shot primarily on tripods, to a free flowing story incorporating time-shifting, audio from many sources, motion video shots, and layering with licensed music. A whole lot more enjoyable to watch", we couldn’t agree more, take a look.


Sunshine Weddings has a large collection of Sony video and still cameras to work with including the A7s, A7Rii, A76300 and RX10ii. Thoroughgood doesn’t hesitate to mix his cameras because he knows with SpeedLooks camera patches and LUTs he can balance the different camera LOG's with ease archiving the exact look and color mood he wishes. In addition to SpeedLooks color grading technology, Thoroughgood has embraced all the newest tools to support his shooting like gimbals, time-lapse photography and drones.

One thing Thoroughgood is adamant about is enhancing the story through color. As he says, “Color is important, very important. This is where SpeedLooks comes in! The Looks give us a great color package to help accentuate the natural colors in the wedding day.” It all helps to heighten the color imagery: white dresses, suits and ties, flowers, sparkling precious metals and stones, and special décor. “It’s opened up a whole new avenue for creativity without having to be a color grading expert.” Thoroughgood says of SpeedLooks.

When asked what making these personal short films means to him, Thoroughgood says, “A bit of our heart and soul goes out with every film. It’s actually quite nerve wracking every time I finish a film and send it out. ”Most of Sunshine Weddings’ clientele is international and their primary focus is couple elopements and small weddings. As a result, Thoroughgood and his team are involved in planning the event almost from the very start. “Come wedding day our couples know us well and feel comfortable, which translates to natural, authentic footage,” He enthuses. Add in stunning scenery, great gear, top of the line technology and an array of SpeedLooks color looks and you have the makings of a memorable wedding day film courtesy of Sunshine Weddings.

Check out Sunshine Weddings at: http://www.sunshineweddings.co.nz/

Visit http://looklabs.net/ to learn more about SpeedLooks and the great color finish you can easily achieve.


LookLabs Staff Pick - Baby Driver

Feb 11, 2018

Baby Driver is stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it's gone -- proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

"This is a great movie which I have seen a couple of times already", says Jerome Sabourin, LookLabs chief colorist and cinematographer. "The driving music scenes are incredible and the editing is amazing. Baby Driver also has a comic book feel about the story which makes it even more a film to my liking. I feel that influences the look of the film. The colors are punchy but not overdone, you can tell by looking at the skin tones that Baby Driver has the look and feel of Kodak film. Kodak skin tones have subtle hues of pink and red where as Fuji delivers more warm and yellowish hues".

If this is a look you are going for in your next film we suggest using LookLabs DFS (Digital Film Stock) Kodak 5201 or 5205 LUT's which are available in our DFS Complete series of LUT’s. Once you start using DFS LUT's you won’t be able to stop... we promise. Check out these farme grabs of Baby Driver to see what their look is and then check out the official trailer.


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/



From the Vault: The 10 Best Uses of Color of All Time

Jan 3, 2018

Original Posting: January 23, 2017

Few people likely walk out of a movie and comment on the palette chosen by the director off the color wheel. Those conversations are typically reserved for art classes or nerdy film forums. But color, whether it is immediately noticeable or not, is a storytelling device that is exhaustively planned by any competent filmmaker.

This conversation can be as simple as: The dress in Schindler's List was red and the rest was black and white. Or it can be more technical and nuanced, like in the case of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, where the cinematographer first used digital color grading to remove the green and then coated the film in dust. These effects, as explained in Cinefix's latest video, are done by picking select colors to enhance. Wes Anderson very intentionally picks colors that make his movies look like a fuzzy, pastel hipster dreamland. And Alfred Hitchcock used opposite colors on the wheel in Vertigo to dress his characters in red for caution and green for envy.

Or you can be like Michael Bay and paint every movie the beautiful color of fiery explosions. Check out this video from Cinefix and how color is used to grab your emotional attention.


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/

Multi-User Collaboration with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Dec 29, 2017

A multi-user collaboration workflow could be a complex mission without the right tools dedicated to this kind of post production environment, and one that may lead to lengthy conforms and synchronization issues. With DaVinci Resolve 14 editors, assistants, colorists, and sound editors can make conforming and managing changes in parallel on the same project and at the same time. This is made possible by an impressive arsenal of multi-user collaboration tools like project management, open storage, bin locking, built-in chat and timeline comparison.

In traditional workflows, the editor locks the picture cut before color and sound work can begin. Even then, last minute changes to the edit can require lengthy conforms and synchronization between multiple applications and different members of the team. Now, with DaVinci Resolve 14, conforming and managing changes is a thing of the past! The editor, assistants, colorists, and sound editors can all work together in parallel on the same project at the same time. That means everyone has more time to be creative and, most importantly, to do their best work!

The new DaVinci Resolve Project Management software makes collaboration possible by managing traffic and saving the changes from each user. The software allows setting up a shared project database so users can log in and start working on their projects. It’s really straightforward and made easy thanks to a friendly graphical user interface which contains dedicated icons and indicators.

Check out the complete article by Yossy Mendelovich https://www.cinema5d.com/blackmagic-design-present... and, this accompanying video for more finite details about the advantages of multi-user collaboration using Davinci Resolve 14 Studio.

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 Year End Sales Event... Two Days Left to Save!

Dec 29, 2017

ONLY two days left to save 50% on SpeedLooks Complete and DFS Complete from Color by LookLabs. SpeedLooks and DFS were designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button.SpeedLooks works with all DSLR, Mirrorless and digital cinema cameras, as well as editing and color grading programs.

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DFS LUTs accurately map the beautiful colors of the most popular film stocks for all digital cameras. DFS comes in both Linear (REC 709) and LOG formats, all LookLabs camera patches are included to perfectly match your LOG footage. The DFS bundle includes 19 LUTs that perfectly emulate the most popular Kodak and Fuji film stocks. During our Year End Sales Event, you can purchase DFS Complete for just $69, that's a $50 savings.

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