SpeedLooks Blue, Always Moody and Dramatic

Aug 6, 2020

Inspired by movie releases like Underworld and The Grey, SpeedLooks Blue is moody and dramatic and perfect for your sci-fi, crime or action piece. Don't worry about your skin tones when applying this very dramatic look, your skin tones will be well preserved. SpeedLooks users rate Blue as one of their top picks whenever a moody and dramatic look is called for.

SpeedLooks Linear LUTs are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks works in all editing and color correction software that support LUTs.

SpeedLooks SL-3527 Blue comes in six variants - Blue Cold, Blue Day4Nite, Blue Ice, Blue Intense, Blue Moon and Blue Steel

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Kodak Noir Nouvelle look.



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.



Creating an Authentic B & W Image That Can’t Be Beat!

Jul 31, 2020

One of the stocks we scanned is Kodak's stunning black and white 5231 Plus X B&W, used to create the dramatic look of such films as; Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000) and I’m Not There (2007). SpeedLooks Noir Nouvelle emulates the look of this crisp, high contrast black and white film stock while not “de-saturating” the picture. The result is natural looking black and white footage from LOG or rec709 color space. Our Noir look truly emulates black and white film by giving the proper density and feeling to your image. It doesn’t just turn the chroma off, it gives you an authentic black and white image that can’t be beat.

SpeedLooks Linear LUTs are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks works in all editing and color correction software that support LUTs.

SpeedLooks SL-3522 Artistic Noir comes in seven variants, Noir 1965, Noir HDR, Noir LDR, Noir Nouvelle, Noir Nouvelle Red, Noir Red Wave and Noir Tri-X

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Kodak Noir Nouvelle look.


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 - SpeedLooks Noir

Jul 25, 2020

SpeedLooks Noir truly emulates black and white film by giving the proper density and feeling to your image. It doesn’t just turn the chroma off, it gives you an authentic black and white image that can’t be beat. Because of this, there are some great options when working with Noir. Listen to LookLabs colorists Jerome and Jeff discuss how you can push this look to achieve even better results.


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 Staff Pick - The Joker Revisted

Jul 16, 2020

"With extra time on my hands these days to watch movies, I just re-watched The Joker in 4K HDR and wow…the color palette and overall look make such an impact on this emotional movie" states LookLabs Colorist Jeff August.

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

The story is wonderfully twisted and intriguing and the emotional look really adds to the dark tone of the movie. The movie embraces color but remains a dark moody feel. Joker lives in a world of blue, green and gold combined with the punchy color of a Michael Bay movie. All this is done without over-saturating the final scene. This is a great recipe for a unique and powerful look.

"SpeedLooks is the perfect tool for creating all the looks in Joker especially when you start combining multiple SpeedLooks. If you want to experiment, I suggest combing Blue, Matrix, Gold, and Big to make your unique recipe." states August. Check out these six frames from the movie to see the huge variance of looks used in the final color grade.


Here's the trailer for The Joker - the look is really remarkable.


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.




Blending Film Stocks and Narrative Looks

Jul 12, 2020

Some of the best things happen over beer. Ideas are born, friendships forged, deals struck. Village Brewery began that way too, with friends sharing beers and dreams for a community brewery. A brewery that would support artists and craftspeople. A brewery that would create the excellent ales and lagers our friends and neighbors deserve.

Village Brewery is a business built around beer but dedicated to bringing together the community which this video illustrates hands down. LookLabs was brought on board by Todd Korol Photography to bring to life this community through a clean and natural look using a blend of SpeedLooks to achieve this objective. The base grade started with SpeedLooks Clean Kodak followed by a blend of Gold and Big narrative looks.

Check out this short grading vignette to see how footage for Village Brewery was crafted to suit their brand.


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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