From Netflix, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Dec 26, 2018

If you like the Coen Brothers work you will love the latest addition to Netflix. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an American western anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers. It’s made of various shorts that range from quirky, funny to strange and unsettling. What struck me in watching was that each of the shorts had unique looks but maintained a classic western pallet.

"SpeedLooks will easily allow you to achieve all of these looks easily and quickly. I would start by trying Gold Western or Gold Tobacco to give you the warm base" states LookLabs' lead colorist Jeff August. "Some of the darker shorts had a more green cast for winter scenes. In this case I would use Matrix/Blue. Don’t forget that you rarely want to use a SpeedLooks at full opacity, adjusting the opacity of the LUTs will allow you to dial in the look you are going after."

Check out the official Netflix trailer for a quick see on the looks for this series.

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. Go to looklabs.net to learn more.


Learning Monitor Calibration is Simple - Really!

Dec 20, 2018

Why calibrate? When you deal with spreadsheets or documents on your workstation, it's OK that your monitor isn't properly calibrated. It's just text. However, when you're an illustrator, a photographer, or a video colorist, proper color calibration of your monitor is imperative. You wouldn't want your photo prints or video submission to not have its blues or reds properly displayed.

With today's on-the-go workflow, it's not unusual for a content creator to spend time on multiple monitors or multiple computers trying to finish a project. These monitors should be calibrated. If you're working on your cinema display in the morning but decide to finish on your laptop at the coffee house in the afternoon, make sure the colors are matched. Resolution is important, but color tones matter more.

So what calibration tools should you use and, what are the steps and how can I learn to do this myself? Check out this techrepublic.com article by Ant Pruitt and see how quickly you can master the calibration process… https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-you-shoul...

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. Go to looklabs.net to learn more.


Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Simplifies Working in HDR

Dec 5, 2018

The release of FCPX 10.4 adds a lot of functionality and allows for smarter workflows when mastering in HDR. Version 10.4 supports most popular HDR formats, including Rec. 2020 Hybrid Log Gamma and Rec. 2020 HDR10.

With this new update Final Cut Pro gains access to an expanded range of brightness levels so that editors can output video to HDR monitors using I/O devices from AJA and Blackmagic with brightness levels up to 10,000 nits. The new color grading tools support both HDR and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) video, and with tone mapping, users can easily change HDR to SDR output for broadcast.

Check out the full News Shooter article from Matthew Allard: https://www.newsshooter.com/2017/12/18/final-cut-p...


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.


Save BIG on all LookLabs Products

Nov 29, 2018

FINAL Day Tomorrow – only 24 hours left to take advantage of our Black Friday sale and 60% on SpeedLooks Complete, DFS Complete and the Super Bundle from Color by LookLabs. SpeedLooks and DFS were designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button.

SpeedLooks works with all DSLR, Mirrorless and digital cinema cameras, as well as editing and color grading programs on the market. SpeedLooks Complete includes our 6 main categories and all variants; Clean, Big, Blue, Gold, Matrix and Artistic. In total you get over 50 variants for one low price. During our Black Friday Sale you can purchase SpeedLooks for just $36, that's a $53 savings. View our product reel.

DFS LUTs accurately map the beautiful colors of the most popular film stocks for all digital cameras. DFS comes in both Linear (REC 709) and LOG formats. All LookLabs camera patches are included to perfectly match your LOG footage. The DFS bundle includes 19 LUTs that perfectly emulate the most popular Kodak and Fuji film stocks. During our Black Friday Sale, you can purchase DFS Complete for just $48, that's a $71 savings. View our product reel.

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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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Staff Pick - The Haunting of Hill House

Nov 26, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House is the latest horror series from Netflix which draws you in and puts shivers down your spine. Flashing between the past and the present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

“As a fan of spooky shows, I watched this as soon as it was released and within mere minutes, I realized this show had one of the most unique looks I’ve seen in years” states LookLabs chief colorist Jeff August.“The blacks are blue and the highlights are gold/orange. The skin tones feel natural considering the overall color. I wasn’t sure I loved the look but as I continued watching I felt the pallet helped to create an overall uneasy yet hopeful feeling”.

If you are looking to achieve this look, start with SpeedLooks Matrix Blue to give you the creepy blue shadows.Then, add orange into the mid-tones and highlights to achieve the gold feel.All very doable with a minimum of work.

Check out the official trailer for The Haunting of Hill House and get ready for some shivers!


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. Find out more at looklabs.net



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