LookLabs Spot Light, SpeedLooks Clean Fuji

Mar 15, 2019

We often hear from our users that using SpeedLooks just makes their videos look some much better with just a simple click. Truth be told…they do. Especially when using our Fuji SpeedLooks in our Clean collection. As with all our looks, skin tone is the most important aspect for a great looking color finish. Check out this clip and see how SL 3500 Fuji NDR (No Dynamic Range) creates smooth and even skin tones with the true look of film - thanks to our friends at dissolve.com for providing us with stock footage from their collection of over 500,000 clips.

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.



Man Running - DFS Fuji & SpeedLooks

Mar 6, 2019

Man Running is a feature film about a doctor who is running a 24 hour marathon while struggling with his decision to assist in the death of a terminally ill teenager. Color by LookLabs and Jump Studios were brought into this project to perform the color grade, VFX shots and final finishing. The look of the movie needed to match the feel of the story. LookLabs combined it's Fuji digital film stock with SpeedLooks Blue, Gold and Green to create a dark mood echoing the flashback scenes. This look paved a trail for the viewer to experience a dreamlike state throughout the movie.

Check out the end results in this color 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 and all with the click of a button.


Staff Pick: Overlord from JJ Abrams

Mar 1, 2019

"I recently sat down to watch JJ Abrams new film Overlord" states LookLabs colorist Jeff August. "Overlord injects a healthy dose of schlock into familiar war-movie tropes to create an entertainingly grungy hybrid. It’s a WWII movie mixed with a zombie thriller…so fun! The opening scene is absolutely thrilling!!! What makes this movie a joy to watch is the creepy color pallete pushing the color green. The scenes in the secret German lab are very creepy and unsettling. I love how a color grading can really influence the mood of the film".

If you are looking to create the look of Overloard, use the many variations of SpeedLooks Matrix. The Matrix Luts are all based around green as their primary color while preserving natural skin tones. Have fun....


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 and all with the click of a button.



Want the Character and Beauty of 35mm Film?

Feb 21, 2019

Personality, character, feel, beauty … all words we use to describe the unique look of film. LookLabs color correction technology, SpeedLooks, revolutionized the industry by bringing the unique look of film to digital projects. We are the industry leader. That’s why the world’s two largest non-linear editing companies, Adobe Premiere and Avid, both carry our suite of products opening up the world of color correction to editors everywhere.

There are two common color spaces for recording video. Rec. 709 and LOG. Log allows for maximum color manipulation in post-production. But logs vary from camera to camera. No two are the same. That’s were LookLabs color science comes in. Our software is designed specifically for each camera we test. We create a unique camera patch LUT for every camera. Once that camera patch LUT is applied in a grading application or non-linear editor, the camera’s original log image is transformed into what we call VS-log or, Virtual Speed LOG. If you are recording in REC. 709 we have you covered with our Universal camera patch.It translates REC. 709 to VS LOG.

LookLabs has revolutionized the production world for directors, DPs, colorists and editors. Now virtually any combination of cameras can be used in production and our camera patches will create one consistent look. Fine color correcting can still be done even with the camera patch applied. This is where SpeedLooks come into play. Once the camera patch is applied, leveling out the image in VS-Log, an overall SpeedLook can be layered onto your footage. Those looks that instantly tell the audience they are watching an epic drama or science-fiction film.

All of our SpeedLooks emulate the look and feel of 35 mm film. Everything from film Noir to a big blockbuster look is available. And every look creates beautiful and even skin tones. Flawless faces especially close up. SpeedLooks can even be applied in the field so you know what your going to look like even before making the first edit.

You can purchase our SpeedLooks Complete Bundle for $89 USD or, combine it with our DFS Bundle (Digital Film Stock) which sells for $119 USD and get an even better deal for $159 for both? With SpeedLooks and camera patches, LookLabs offers total workflow solutions. The digital production playing field has been leveled. Visit looklabs.net/ to learn more about SpeedLooks and how you can easily achieve a great color finish on your next project.


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 and all with the click of a button.



Pro Tips for Expanding Your Color Grading Skills

Feb 15, 2019

Color grading is still a mystery for many and it's no secret there’s a huge knowledge gap in dealing with color in post-production. Very often, it’s only an afterthought, but it’s clear that coloring a film in the correct or fitting way is as important to the final result as selecting the right lighting while shooting. The multitude of cameras and video file formats out there give filmmakers around the world a lot of choices these days when it comes to the selection of their working gear. It also makes a lot of things more complicated. Footage from different cameras looks very different and needs to be treated differently to get the best results. Then there’s also the mixture of 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit material that we are constantly dealing with, with the majority of people certainly shooting in 8-bit which originally was never meant to be graded. Mixing different cameras on shoots has really become the norm, but making them really look alike is still a huge challenge for many.

As a follow-up to our 2018 year-end blog post "How to Become a Colorist" with Ollie Kenchington, check out this video he produced along with Cinema 5D where he shares eight pro tips to help you expand your color grading skills.


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 and all with the click of a button.




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