From Netflix, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Dec 26, 2018

If you like the Coen Brothers work you will love the latest addition to Netflix. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an American western anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers. It’s made of various shorts that range from quirky, funny to strange and unsettling. What struck me in watching was that each of the shorts had unique looks but maintained a classic western pallet.

"SpeedLooks will easily allow you to achieve all of these looks easily and quickly. I would start by trying Gold Western or Gold Tobacco to give you the warm base" states LookLabs' lead colorist Jeff August. "Some of the darker shorts had a more green cast for winter scenes. In this case I would use Matrix/Blue. Don’t forget that you rarely want to use a SpeedLooks at full opacity, adjusting the opacity of the LUTs will allow you to dial in the look you are going after."

Check out the official Netflix trailer for a quick see on the looks for this series.

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