LookLabs Staff Pick - Hostiles

May 4, 2018

"Growing up in Alberta Canada I have always enjoyed a good Western movie", states LookLabs Chief Colorits Jeff August. Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Hostiles also stars Rosamund Pike, and Peter Mullan.

"This is a beautiful movie when it comes to its look and feel. It takes me right back to my all-time favorite western - Unforgiven - which was shot not far from our offices. The look is classic Kodak film stock. To recreate this look I would use SpeedLooks 3500 - Clean Kodak HDR or if you are using DFS I would suggest DFS - Kodak 5218. With a few adjustments, your skin tones will be a rich orange/brown color and your primaries will pop so nicely. You can’t go wrong with our Kodak LUT's - have fun re-creating this classic look. Check out the official trailer for a true classic look.

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