Four Common Color Grading Mistakes To Avoid

May 22, 2019

A lot goes into making a video look professional, and one of the final and most important steps is the color grade. It's easy to make a mistake here, and this great video will highlight four such missteps that new videographers often make when it comes time to color grade. This helpful video from Chrystopher Rhodes and YCImaging will show you four mistakes new videographers commonly make when they color grade their work. Color grading is an important step, as it's both rather technical and a chance to add your artistic signature and to further solidify your signature style. As such, it's especially important to give it lots of careful attention.

Of the mistakes, perhaps the most common one is simply going over the top with the grade. It can be quite easy to go from stylized to garish, even for more seasoned editors. It's a great idea to step away from your computer after you finish your grade for an hour or even a night, then re-watch your footage with fresh eyes. Less is often more in this case.

Check out this video for more helpful tips!


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The Look and Feel of Fuji Eterna250D

May 17, 2019

First introduced in 2006, Fuji Eterna 250D delivers ample sensitivity, super shadow quality and extremely natural facial tones. " What I love about Fuji film stocks in general is its unique personality. Skin tones are always beautiful with a natural orange accent. You can't go wrong with Eterna 250D" states lead LookLabs colorist Jeff August. "As well, the blues have subtle hues of green creating a very pleasing finish". This stock has warm smooth colors and consistent gradation, enabling extremely natural facial tones.

Movies such as Crazy Stupid Love (2011), Abduction (2011), Captain Phillips (2013), The Butler (2013) and The Hurt Locker (2008) to name a few were shot on Eterna 250D. Check out this sample video to see how DFS Eterna 250D from LookLabs can help you achieve an amazing finish.

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.


SpeedLooks REC 2020 Coming Soon

May 3, 2019

In 2009 LookLabs became one of the first color grading companies to release a series of professional narrative and film based LUT's with SpeedLooks. A few years later, SpeedLooks was licensed by Adobe so their users could create beautifully graded images with the click of a button. Then Avid came on-board and introduced SpeedLooks on its platform. Now artists and colorists from around the world use our products to give their projects unique and personality filled looks.

Technology never stops advancing so, to stay ahead of the creative curve, we are proud to announce that SpeedLooks REC 2020 is coming soon. REC 2020 is a much wider color space with more colors than DCI P3 (cinema colors) and will be the standard for the next 20 years. As clients start to ask for HDR and REC 2020 masters, SpeedLooks will be there helping you create beautiful colors well into the future.

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.



LookLabs Spotlight - SpeedLooks Clean Kodak

Apr 26, 2019

SpeedLooks color grading LUT’s work with all types of native camera footage. Our friends at dissolve.com provided us with stock footage from their collection of over 1.4 million clips. We chose some shots, created a sequence and then applied SpeedLooks to them. The results are impressive, the footage responded easily to SpeedLooks and in no time at all, we had a beautiful looking sequence of shots color graded to look cinematic and stunning. By using SpeedLooks Clean KODAK, this mini video takes on a clean professional look and feel.

This piece features a fit man going for a morning run and was shot at a higher frame rate to give it a nice slow motion effect. While some of the shots were a little under exposed, SpeedLooks had no problem normalizing the exposure while keeping image noise to a minimum.


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.



NAB News - DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta Release

Apr 12, 2019

DaVinci Resolve 16 is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! You can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio with a single click. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time! Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a large collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and finishing on more Hollywood feature films, television shows and commercials than any other software.

Check out this Cinema5D article by Jeff Loch for all the latest news: https://www.cinema5d.com/blackmagic-design-davinci...

Or, this Cinema5D demo video with Craig Heffernan, Technical Sales Director with Blackmagic Design.

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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