Achieving the Look of American Vandal with DFS

Oct 18, 2017

American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?

"As a colorist watching this, my first question, is who did the grade because it’s great", states lead LookLabs colorist Jeff August. The documentary is shot with many different cameras and cell phones which are given a home video look and feel while the rest of the film was shot on a DSLR. It's these DSLR scenes that have an amazing look that is easily achieved using our FUJI Eterna 250D LUT in our new DFS Package. "What you will get is warmer "orangey" skin tones and blacks with subtle hints of blue". Check out these frames from the show.

To see the end result, check out the official American Vandal trailer from Netflix...