Going for the Bleach Bypass Look - SpeedLooks Bleach

Jun 3, 2020

What is Bleach?SpeedLooks Artistic Bleach hails back to the days of film processing. Bleach bypass, also known as skip bleach or silver retention, is a chemical effect which entails either the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching function during the processing of a color film. ... The result is a black-and-white image over a color image.This leads to an extreme grade that holds higher contrast and very little saturation. This look was popular in the nineties and was used for many music videos, and today retains its edgy, extreme nature in feature films like 300 and Sin City.

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.

Artistic Bleach SL-3522 comes in 3 variants – HDR, LDR and NDR

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Bleach NDR look.


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.



Conversation Series - Skin Tones

May 27, 2020

In this round table conversation, LookLabs colorists Jeff August and Jerome Sabourin talk about the beauty of SpeedLooks and its affect on skin tones.


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 Enduring Ice Project

May 21, 2020

The Enduring Ice expedition is a spotlight on the Arctic Ocean and the natural systems that keep the Earth cool. An inventive fusion of film and interactive media, the project explores the connections between distant polar seas and prevailing shifts in global climate. Its goal is to spark curiosity and engagement by providing learning experiences that can tug at human emotions.

Director, Stephen Smith, approached Color by LookLabs to enhance this journey through the color grade by creating a consistent look from footage shot on GoPro, Panasonic AG-DVX200 and GH5 cameras. As always, we love the challenge of dialing in multiple cameras and creating one beautiful and consistent look.

Like the Mars rover relaying its first images back to earth, the Enduring Ice expedition opens a window to the otherworldly and fantastical Arctic. Get a taste for the expedition and the color grade for the completion of this feature documentary in this 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, all with the click of a button. Visit looklabs.net to learn more.



Using Narrative Looks to Create Dramatic Mood

May 14, 2020

When Color by LookLabs originally created SpeedLooks, our goal was to allow colorists and editors to quickly and easily add our LUTs to their grading workflow, instantly getting the wow factor needed for their project. The result; beautiful colors with a personality that quickly lets you add a narrative character to your footage.

Take for example the Amazon original Sneaky Pete about a con man who is released from prison and hides from debtors by assuming his cellmate's identity, landing a job with his faux-family's bail-bond business. This series does a great job creating unique looks that add to the quirkiness of the show.

"Two looks that stood out to me were the use of gold and a Matrix style green. The gold narrative look is used in happier family times whereas the Matrix green look is used in darker scenes where the characters were up to no good. The bail bond office scene is always green even during the day, it presents a narrative that business conducted here is on the savory side" states LookLabs' Jeff August. Needless to say, achieving either of these two looks is easy using SpeedLooks Gold and Matrix.


Check out this trailer for season three of Sneaky Pete and see how they've used gold and green to set a narrative feel and look for the series.


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.




Going for the Big Look - SpeedLooks BIG

May 6, 2020

What is BIG? SpeedLooks BIG really pops cyan, teal, orange, and red to achieve that 'Big Money' feature look. It perfectly saturates the image without going over the top. Much like your best Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, or JJ Abrams movies, achieve a blockbuster color palette while keeping your skin tones even and your whites and blacks pure.

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.

Big SL-3535 comes in seven variants – Big HDR, LDR, NDR, Big Minus Blue and Big Teal HDR, LDR and NDR.

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Big NDR look.


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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