Color Grading with DFS - The Northlander

Jul 7, 2017

In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to protect his people. He travels across a desert valley to protect his tribe against a band of Heretics. Cygnus must find a way for his tribe to survive. The Northlander is a fantasy adventure film from director Benjamin Ross Hayden and was finished with DFS from Color by LookLabs. The film's base look was created using Fuji Eterna 250T DFS with many scenes visually infused with personality by adding color accents to the high-lights and low-lights…the end result is amazing.

DFS will change how you color grade forever - they are the world’s most accurate motion picture film emulations designed to work with today’s digital cinema cameras. When you apply a DFS LUT to your color balanced timeline, your video will instantly take on the personality and character of film. Working with DFS LUTs makes color grading a joy, allowing you to focus on what’s important in the frame.

DFS Complete is now available from Color by LookLabs at the introductory price of $129 - receive 19 LUTs that perfectly emulate the most popular Kodak and Fuji film stocks. DFS comes in both REC.709 and LOG video formats and all SpeedLooks camera patches work with today's most popular digital cinema and mirrorless cameras. Or, if you just want to test drive DFS, purchase our Sample Pack for just $9.99, it includes DFS Kodak 5201 in both Rec.709 and LOG versions, and all SpeedLooks camera patches for LOG footage - we are confident after using the DFS Sample Pack you will want to buy DFS Complete.

Check out this color reel for The Northlander to see the finish that DFS can deliver.

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