Creating the Ozark Look with SpeedLooks and DFS

Aug 1, 2017

This new original series from Netflix has a very uneasy look and feel to it, enhanced through the infusion of a narrative look based on the color green. To create this feel, look no further than SpeedLooks and DFS starting with one of our Fuji digital film stocks and blending in SpeedLooks Matrix Green.

Ozark is a new series starring Jason Bateman just released late last month on Netflix. Bateman portrays financial planner Marty Byrde with Laura Linney playing his wife Wendy, who suddenly relocates from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. After a money laundering scheme goes wrong, Marty must pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.

"I'm half way through the season and am really liking where it's going - a dark story with real relate-able characters and a look that is very unsettling" states LookLabs chief colorist Jeff August. "To enhance the mood of the show, they have given it a consistent narrative look that is based on the color green. I like it because it gives the show a unique and uneasy feel. If you are wanting to create this feel, look no further than SpeedLooks and DFS LUTs. I would start with using one of our Fuji LUTs from our DFS collection at about 30% and then add our SpeedLooks Matrix Green at 30%. From there it’s just a few tweaks away from getting the Ozark look. One thing you will notice with our LUTs is this new look that you just created can be applied to an entire timeline and it will simply work with properly exposed shots".

The DFS bundle includes 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 mirror-less cameras. You can purchase the DFS Complete Bundle at the introductory price of just $129. With your purchase, you will receive KODAK 5201, 5205, 5212, 5217, 5218, 5219, 5222, 5229, 5231, 5245M, 5299 and SFX 200T and FUJI ETERNA 250D, 250T, 400T, 500T, REALA 500D, F-125 and F-64D.

SpeedLooks Complete includes our 6 main narrative categories and all variants; Clean, Big, Blue, Gold, Matrix and Artistic. In total, you get over 50 variants for one low price of $99. Complete includes all previous releases of SpeedLooks Linear and LOG as well as all camera patches for LOG video workflows. Our Linear SpeedLooks LUTs are a simple and easy way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC.709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive two 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 supports LUTs.

Check out this Ozark trailer to view the look that you can achieve with SpeedLooks and DFS.

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