The Three Color Rule, 60/30/10

Feb 18, 2021

At LookLabs we know how important color is to create a mood and enhance the narrative. Another technique that will help you make professional-looking movies is choosing the right colors you choose to put in your scenes. This is called the three color rule. In this video, you will learn about choosing a primary, secondary, and accent color and how those colors help the viewer understand and focus on what you want them to know. These colors that affect wardrobe, set and art direction and are usually determined in the pre-production stage and tweaked and confirmed with camera tests. This rule is another piece of the puzzle in making beautiful pictures and should never be forgotten, remember 60-30-10.

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.




4K vs. HD - Which Is Better

Feb 16, 2021

Peter Jackson and company exceeded all expectations with The Lord of the Rings, which nearly 20 years later, was subject to a 4K Ultra High-Definition restoration supervised by Jackson himself. Featuring a meticulous visual overhaul and even more painstaking audio reworking, the latest edition of the fantasy adaptation is no doubt impressive — but why was the restoration made, and what specifically did it entail? Does it succeed on all levels, or does it connote unnecessary director tinkering like George Lucas's infamous Star Wars revisions?

This online screenrant.com article by Gabriel Ponniah looks at all angles of the restoration process, the pros and cons... https://screenrant.com/lord-rings-4k-restoration-h...


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.




Color Grading an Animated Film for a Perfect Finish

Feb 15, 2021

The National Film Board of Canada, in association with Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, came to LookLabs for the color grade on this animated short film. Finishing was completed with a blend of SpeedLooks and DFS (Digital Film Stock) LUT's to give it an incredibly beautiful and consistent color narrative and film like look.

DFS from Color by LookLabs, is a collection of film emulation LUT's that consist of the most popular Kodak and Fuji stocks, optimized for today's digital cameras and for use with LOG and Linear (rec709) video.

Check out this grading vignette to see how this combination of narrative looks and digital film stock created a truly great finish.


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.



Considering Tone When Finishing Your Next Project

Feb 3, 2021

At LookLabs we create narrative LUT’s that help artists achieve a certain mood or feeling that infuses a specific color palette into a project. Something else to be considered when developing a look is tone, tone refers to the lighting and exposure of your shots and must be considered before establishing a look.

Here is a great tutorial from StudioBinder which explains how the tone of your footage will also determine the mood. The combination of getting the right tone and combining them with SpeedLooks is the secret to creating a Hollywood style image.


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.



Conversation Series - What do SpeedLooks do?

Jan 30, 2021

In another episode of our Conversation series of talks, LookLabs colorists Jeff and Jerome discuss how SpeedLooks work to give your project a unique and personality infused look. All very achievable with just the click of your mouse.


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.



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