5 Reasons I Switched Back to Shooting With A Canon

Mar 14, 2018

We know a significant number of SpeedLooks users shoot on Canon and Sony mirrorless cameras because of their size, cost and performance. In recent years, Sony has been making a huge push into this market which was initially ruled by the Canon 5D family of cameras. A lot of photographers and videographers migrated from Canon to Sony for the advantages it had at the time. Here is a recent article we ran across that talks about one photographers switch back to Canon from Sony... an in-depth read well worth your time from petapixel.com and author Mark Schultz.

https://petapixel.com/2018/03/10/5-reasons-switche...

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/

LookLabs User Profile - The Good Studio

Mar 1, 2018

Henry Ford once said, “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” When it comes to Gary Lowen truer words were never spoken. Lowen transforms from craftsman to artist with reclaimed wood found on the beaches of New Zealand.

Intrigued by this 77 year old wood turner, film-maker Scott Thoroughgood stepped away from his regular work shooting and editing wedding videos into directing and producing his passion project. The result is a beautifully crafted story of a man and his lifelong need to create. “The Wood Turner,” from The Good Studio, was shot primarily on the Sony A7S. However, the Sony RX100 MK4 and RX 10 MK2 captured the slow-motion footage. Aerials were shot on the Phantom 3. Thoroughgood brought all the footage together with the SpeedLooks Universal Patch. He finished his grade with SpeedLooks Clean Fuji C-Log V. 4.0. The result is a consistent look across the footage with rich tones that bring both the artist and his environment to life.

While Henry Ford might have been referring to the warmth generated from chopping wood and then burning it, we’re sure you will agree chopping wood and creating art from it is equally as warming.


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/

LookLabs User Profile - Sunshine Weddings

Feb 19, 2018

Mountain climbing, helicopters, and drones … not the typical stuff of wedding videos. But then, longtime SpeedLooks user Scott Thoroughgood, isn’t your typical wedding videographer. He and the team at Sunshine Films will use every tool, including color grading, to make the couple’s big day more than memorable. Thoroughgood says of wedding videos, “They have evolved from a blow by blow documentary account of the day, shot primarily on tripods, to a free flowing story incorporating time-shifting, audio from many sources, motion video shots, and layering with licensed music. A whole lot more enjoyable to watch", we couldn’t agree more, take a look.


Sunshine Weddings has a large collection of Sony video and still cameras to work with including the A7s, A7Rii, A76300 and RX10ii. Thoroughgood doesn’t hesitate to mix his cameras because he knows with SpeedLooks camera patches and LUTs he can balance the different camera LOG's with ease archiving the exact look and color mood he wishes. In addition to SpeedLooks color grading technology, Thoroughgood has embraced all the newest tools to support his shooting like gimbals, time-lapse photography and drones.

One thing Thoroughgood is adamant about is enhancing the story through color. As he says, “Color is important, very important. This is where SpeedLooks comes in! The Looks give us a great color package to help accentuate the natural colors in the wedding day.” It all helps to heighten the color imagery: white dresses, suits and ties, flowers, sparkling precious metals and stones, and special décor. “It’s opened up a whole new avenue for creativity without having to be a color grading expert.” Thoroughgood says of SpeedLooks.

When asked what making these personal short films means to him, Thoroughgood says, “A bit of our heart and soul goes out with every film. It’s actually quite nerve wracking every time I finish a film and send it out. ”Most of Sunshine Weddings’ clientele is international and their primary focus is couple elopements and small weddings. As a result, Thoroughgood and his team are involved in planning the event almost from the very start. “Come wedding day our couples know us well and feel comfortable, which translates to natural, authentic footage,” He enthuses. Add in stunning scenery, great gear, top of the line technology and an array of SpeedLooks color looks and you have the makings of a memorable wedding day film courtesy of Sunshine Weddings.

Check out Sunshine Weddings at: http://www.sunshineweddings.co.nz/

Visit http://looklabs.net/ to learn more about SpeedLooks and the great color finish you can easily achieve.


LookLabs Staff Pick - Baby Driver

Feb 11, 2018

Baby Driver is stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it's gone -- proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

"This is a great movie which I have seen a couple of times already", says Jerome Sabourin, LookLabs chief colorist and cinematographer. "The driving music scenes are incredible and the editing is amazing. Baby Driver also has a comic book feel about the story which makes it even more a film to my liking. I feel that influences the look of the film. The colors are punchy but not overdone, you can tell by looking at the skin tones that Baby Driver has the look and feel of Kodak film. Kodak skin tones have subtle hues of pink and red where as Fuji delivers more warm and yellowish hues".

If this is a look you are going for in your next film we suggest using LookLabs DFS (Digital Film Stock) Kodak 5201 or 5205 LUT's which are available in our DFS Complete series of LUT’s. Once you start using DFS LUT's you won’t be able to stop... we promise. Check out these farme grabs of Baby Driver to see what their look is and then check out the official trailer.


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/



From the Vault: The 10 Best Uses of Color of All Time

Jan 3, 2018

Original Posting: January 23, 2017

Few people likely walk out of a movie and comment on the palette chosen by the director off the color wheel. Those conversations are typically reserved for art classes or nerdy film forums. But color, whether it is immediately noticeable or not, is a storytelling device that is exhaustively planned by any competent filmmaker.

This conversation can be as simple as: The dress in Schindler's List was red and the rest was black and white. Or it can be more technical and nuanced, like in the case of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, where the cinematographer first used digital color grading to remove the green and then coated the film in dust. These effects, as explained in Cinefix's latest video, are done by picking select colors to enhance. Wes Anderson very intentionally picks colors that make his movies look like a fuzzy, pastel hipster dreamland. And Alfred Hitchcock used opposite colors on the wheel in Vertigo to dress his characters in red for caution and green for envy.

Or you can be like Michael Bay and paint every movie the beautiful color of fiery explosions. Check out this video from Cinefix and how color is used to grab your emotional attention.


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/

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