How to Use Color in Every Aspect of Filmmaking

Apr 28, 2021

LookLabs loves color - we also love brilliant filmmakers that truly understand the use of color and its emotive value to the narrative of a film. Stanley Kubrick is one of those filmmakers. Stanley was one of the first directors to understand how to use color in every aspect of composing his scenes and shots. Take a look at this video to understand and appreciate his genius.

The colors of Stanley Kubrick - Color Theory from The Shining to 2001: A Space Odyssey and More.


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.



Are You Color Grading in Premiere Pro?

Apr 21, 2021

A master color grader can take forgettable footage and make it memorable; they can set the mood and feel of a scene, add or remove drama, and introduce themes. So, if you're a videographer, it's a great skill to work on.

One could reasonably argue that post-production in videography is more important than in photography. Thanks to cinema, the expectations of the highest-end video are almost unreachably high for most, and while no one is expecting the same level of content, post-production can rival it. There are a few areas this is particularly relevant, and for me, they are sound and color grading. If your final video has brilliant sound and color grading, it can take your work to the next level, even if the shots themselves aren't equal to it. So, while improving at the camera side of videography is essential, what you do in post may equal it.

In this fStoppers article by Robert Baggs, learn seven very useful color grading tricks in this video.


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.


Create a complex color scheme, rather simply.

Apr 14, 2021

Hue Saturation and Brightness or, HSB, are the three critical color controls when determining what color or colors directors choose to tell their story. In this tutorial, StudioBinder digs deep into these controls in terms of color theory. It’s a refreshing watch with plenty of examples that will help any creative storyteller focus on colors as another character in their movies. Using SpeedLooks, you can quickly see many of these colors and moods with a click of a button which is a perfect start to this creative process.

Check out this great video tutorial from StudioBinder on using HSB to your advantage.


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.



The 70's - Romantic Reds and Soulful Blues

Apr 8, 2021

While TV dramas continue to look like they were lit by a sponge, 2018 gave us a wealth of beautiful film images like Roma’s black-and-white treatment while The Favourite introduced a whole new generation to the wonders of wide-angle lenses. But few recent movies have gotten as much out of the entire color spectrum as Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk. Every frame of the film is a feast of gorgeous shades, as Jenkins and cinematographer James Laxton conjure a vision of ’70s New York filled with rich greens, romantic reds, soulful blues, and eye-popping yellows.

Check out this wonderful article by Nate Jones on vulture.com, “How Beale Street Got Those Eye-popping Colors” for his thoughts on this film and color-theory… https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/if-beale-street-co...

View the trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk to see the vision of Barry Jenkins and James Laxton.


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 7 Essential Grading Styles and How To Create Them

Mar 31, 2021

If you just started as a colorist or a director, this is truly a must-watch video This video walks you through 7 essential grading styles and briefly touches on how to achieve them. The biggest struggle for most artists is achieving the look of a particular grading style and having that look work across all shots in a sequence. That’s where SpeedLooks and DFS come in. Our LookLabs LUT's quickly and efficiently give you your desired look but understanding some of the concepts on how we got there is just good knowledge.


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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