The Difference Between a Commercial and Film Look

Oct 21, 2020

One of the most common questions up and coming colorist have is what is the difference between a commercial look and a film look. Just for you, we have a tutorial from a very talented colorist Wasqas Qazi, who you can find on YouTube and Instagram, and based out of Irvine, CA and founder of The Post Village.

In this tutorial, Qazi works with a single shot and creates a commercial-style grade step by step. He then takes all his work and quickly transforms the shot to a film look. He lays it out in a very straight forward manner so you can easily follow him - enjoy.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. 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.




Fuji's clean, warm and natural look

Oct 15, 2020

To be a farmer means endless dedication and long days. C&B Advertising approached LookLabs for the color grade on this video for United Farmers of Alberta. Footage was captured on a Red camera using the natural light from each location. LookLabs brought to life the natural look and color while matching the various sky shots for consistency.

The base grade was accomplished using one of our digital film stocks, DFS Fuji Eterna 250D and finished with a narrative LUT, SpeedLooks Clean Fuji. The end result was a clean, warm and natural look.

Check out the final look in this short grading vignette.


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. Visit looklabs.net to learn more.



SpeedLooks Matrix - The Haunting color of Green

Oct 8, 2020

Originally inspired by the ground-breaking movie series The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves, this LUT brings the haunting color of green to the screen. This look is perfect when wanting to create a moody/edgy feel and is perfect for sci-fi and drama.

SpeedLooks Linear LUTs are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks works in all editing and color correction software that support LUTs.

SpeedLooks Matrix comes in three variants, Matrix Blue, Matrix Green and Matrix Mars. All three provide unique looks suitable for any dramatic production.

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Matrix Green look.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. 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.



The Look and Feel of Vintage Kodak

Oct 4, 2020

Kodak 5219 is a high-speed, tungsten-balanced film characterized by a fine grain structure, broad dynamic range, and the flexible nominal sensitivity of a 500-speed index. It has a wide exposure latitude with exceptional highlight control for working in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from high-contrast outdoor lighting to mixed interior light situations. Advanced Dye Layering Technology (DLT) is also used to reduce the appearance of grain in the shadows for cleaner detailing and clarity. As part of the VISION3 series of film stocks, it has high archival stability and is well suited to digital post-production processes.

Films shot on Kodak Vision3 500T 5219 include; Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019), Shoplifters (2018), Jackie (2018) Hail, Caesar! (2016), TV Series Mad Men (2007) and NSync: Bigger than Live (2001)

Check out the beauty of Kodak 5219 in this mini DFS sampler video.


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. Visit looklabs.net to learn more.



Conversation Series - SpeedLooks Matrix

Sep 23, 2020

Originally inspired by the movie series The Matrix, this set of LUT's bring the haunting color of green to the screen. This look is great to create a moody/edgy feel and perfect for sci-fi and drama. LookLabs colorists Jeff and Jerome discuss this interesting and unique narrative look.

SpeedLooks SL-3530 Matrix is available in 3 variants; Matrix Green, Matrix Blue and Matrix Mars.


For a sampling of Matrix Green, check out this grading vignette.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. 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.



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