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.



The Golden Sun of Miami Shines Brightly

Mar 24, 2021

"I recently had a chance to watch the latest movie in the Bad Boys series, Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and once again directed by Michael Bay" states LookLabs colorist Jeff August. Although Bays movies may not be the deepest from a story standpoint it's full of fun, action, and color. In this edition, Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.

"The colors of this movie pop especially in HDR. The primary look of the movie is gold and the palette definitely makes you feel like you are somewhere hot - like Miami". The look is once again very Michael Bay and is easily achieved when you use SpeedLooks Gold. There are a multiple variants that will get you the look you want instantly, try Gold Heat or Gold Orange. Remember, when using LUTs you can control their strength by adjusting transparency, allowing you to easily dial in the look you are going for. The split screen example below best illustrates this Miami look.

Check out this trailer and see how the golden sun of Miami shines brightly in this feature film.


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 Power of Colour in Cinema - Video Essay

Mar 17, 2021

Filmmakers are visual storytellers. Some of the most influential directors of our time understand how the color choices they make are a very important ingredient in this process. The Power of Colour in Cinema video walks us through many classic films and how the director, cinematographer, and art director work together to create a perfect image with meaningful color for every scene in their movie. This is a what makes movies truly a magical experience.


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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