Ozark Season 2 - Exploring the Look & Color Palette

Oct 16, 2018

In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde (Jason Bateman) and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. This is a dark Netflix series…literally and physically.

"I had the pleasure of watching Season 2 in Dolby Vision HDR 4K on my OLED LG and what a pleasure it was" stated Jeff August, lead colorist at LookLabs. "The show really embraces the high dynamic range of today’s cameras. One location the family comes back to throughout the show is their house. The inside is always dark and is surrounded by large bright windows. What I love about the scenes is they expose for the windows and let the actors fall into the shadows. This creates incredible mood which adds to the darkness of the show. This technique is used throughout the show and simply looks amazing!"

The show emphasizes a dark green/blue palette which can easily be achieved in Davinci Resolve (especially with its new LUT browser) using SpeedLooks Matrix LUT's. "I always suggest blending in the strength of our LUTs to create the right feel. This can easily be done easily in Resolve by applying a SpeedLook LUT to a node, then go the Key menu and adjust the Key Output (think of it in this case as a transparency slider). Going with 60 percent is a good place to start. Enjoy the show and have fun recreating the look with SpeedLooks."


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