LookLabs' Black Friday Sale - Half Price!

Nov 21, 2017

Starting this Thursday through to November 30th, shop and save 50% on SpeedLooks Complete and DFS Complete from Color by LookLabs. SpeedLooks and DFS were designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button.

SpeedLooks works with all DSLR, Mirrorless and digital cinema cameras, as well as editing and color grading programs on the market. SpeedLooks Complete includes our 6 main categories and all variants; Clean, Big, Blue, Gold, Matrix and Artistic. In total you get over 50 variants for one low price. During our Black Friday Sale you can purchase SpeedLooks for just $49, that's a $50 savings.

DFS (Digital Film Stock) is the last piece of the puzzle to achieving the look of film. DFS LUTs are a result of three years of research and development. They accurately map the beautiful colors of the most popular film stocks for all digital cameras. DFS comes in both Linear (REC 709) and LOG formats. All LookLabs camera patches are included to perfectly match your LOG footage. The DFS bundle includes 19 LUTs that perfectly emulate the most popular Kodak and Fuji film stocks. During our Black Friday Sale, you can purchase DFS Complete for just $69, that's a $60 savings.

If you are an original SpeedLooks purchaser, haven't upgraded recently and looking to buy the latest, consider our Black Friday Super Bundle - purchase SpeedLooks Complete, SpeedLooks Bonus Pack and DFS Complete for an amazing price of $99 - a $247 dollar value - you save $148 or 60%.

Visit http://looklabs.net/ starting this Thursday through to November 30th to purchase and save on SpeedLooks Complete and DFS Complete.

DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

5 Color Grading Mistakes You Should AVOID!

Nov 18, 2017

The color grade is one of the most essential aspects of any bit of video work. Not only does it help provide the finishing touch that makes your work look professional, it's a chance for you to really add your style to your work to develop a signature look that's more memorable. This helpful video details five mistakes to be wary of when you're working on a color grade.

This helpful video will illustrate five mistakes to watch for when you undertake a color grade and how to best correct them. Of them, I think the two most important are not treating LUTs like presets and not going overboard. LUTs are not one-and-done sorts of things; they often require some tweaking to get the right look and just like a preset, rarely (if ever) is the work finished after you apply one. Second, keep the grading subtle and natural — understated if anything. There's a tendency whenever we learn new editing techniques or styles to overdo a bit, so be sure to step away from your screen for a bit, then come back and reapply your critical eye to the final product. Now, get out and start filming!


To learn more about DFS and SpeedLooks, visit looklabs.net/ to see how easily you can achieve a great color finish on your next project.

Davinci Resolve 14 Review by David Cox

Nov 17, 2017

Blackmagic has released Version 14 of its popular DaVinci Resolve “color grading” suite, following a period of open public beta development. I put color grading in quotes, because one of the most interesting aspects about the V14 release is how far-reaching Resolve’s ambitions have become, beyond simply color grading.

This review concentrates on the color finishing aspects of Resolve 14, and on first view the core color tools remain largely unchanged save for a handful of ergonomic improvements. This is not surprising given that Resolve is already a mature grading product. However, Blackmagic has added some very interesting tools and features clearly aimed at enabling colorists to broaden their creative control. I have been a long-time advocate of the idea that a colorist doesn’t change the color of a sequence, but changes the mood of it. Manipulating the color is just one path to that result, so I am happy to see more creatively expansive facilities being added.

Read David Cox's complete review on Post Perspective's blog at this link: http://postperspective.com/review-blackmagic-resol...


DFS, SpeedLooks and camera patches offer a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… again. Find out more at looklabs.net/

LookLabs Staff Pick, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Nov 16, 2017

"You have to admit - there have been a lot of Spider-man movies released over the years so, I didn’t go into this with super high expectations but ended up leaving the theatre with a huge smile on my face" says LookLabs Chief Colorist Jeff August. In Homecoming, Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. "What I loved was how this movie tied Spidey into the Marvel universe and maintained a more playful feel compared to past movies".

The look of the movie is truly great, punchy colors without going over-the-top. "When watching it I noticed how incredibly smooth the skin tones were. For me, smooth skin tones are everything when it comes to color grading and are sometimes rather difficult to achieve. But, with LookLabs' new Digital Film Stock (DFS) LUTs, the job at hand can be much easier and most certainly achievable. I would start my grade by using, for example DFS Kodak 5212, it will automatically smooth the skin and be a great starting point for your color grading session followed up with all the usual things you do to finish your grade".

Check out the official Spider-man: Homecoming trailer to see what Jeff refers to... better yet, if you don't own DFS, purchase the DFS Sample Pack (just $9.00) and give our film stock emulations a serious test drive. If in thirty days you decide to purchase DFS Complete, we'll gladly refund your purchase - you've got nothing to loose.


DFS, SpeedLooks and camera patches offer a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… again. Find out more at looklabs.net/

Autodesk Tutorials for Flame, Smoke and Lustre

Nov 15, 2017

Check out these quick and "to-the-point" tutorials for Flame, Smoke and Lustre on how to integrate SpeedLooks and DFS into your color grading workflow.

LookLabs loves Autodesk and their amazing creative tools; Flame, Smoke and Lustre. Along with assisting Color by LookLabs to integrate the SpeedLooks and DFS Complete bundles into their products, they created some very simple “how to” videos for Flame, Smoke and Lustre. These short tutorials show you how to load LookLabs LUTs individually and how to use our simple pre-sets - thanks Autodesk for creating these videos.. Please note there is no sound on these tutorials so watch and learn!




DFS, SpeedLooks and camera patches offer a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… again. Find out more at looklabs.net/

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