The Golden Sun of Miami Shines Brightly

Mar 24, 2021

"I recently had a chance to watch the latest movie in the Bad Boys series, Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and once again directed by Michael Bay" states LookLabs colorist Jeff August. Although Bays movies may not be the deepest from a story standpoint it's full of fun, action, and color. In this edition, Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.

"The colors of this movie pop especially in HDR. The primary look of the movie is gold and the palette definitely makes you feel like you are somewhere hot - like Miami". The look is once again very Michael Bay and is easily achieved when you use SpeedLooks Gold. There are a multiple variants that will get you the look you want instantly, try Gold Heat or Gold Orange. Remember, when using LUTs you can control their strength by adjusting transparency, allowing you to easily dial in the look you are going for. The split screen example below best illustrates this Miami look.

Check out this trailer and see how the golden sun of Miami shines brightly in this feature film.


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 Power of Colour in Cinema - Video Essay

Mar 17, 2021

Filmmakers are visual storytellers. Some of the most influential directors of our time understand how the color choices they make are a very important ingredient in this process. The Power of Colour in Cinema video walks us through many classic films and how the director, cinematographer, and art director work together to create a perfect image with meaningful color for every scene in their movie. This is a what makes movies truly a magical experience.


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

Mar 10, 2021

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.




An Easy to Understand Introduction to Color Theory

Mar 3, 2021

As visual storytellers, it's very important to understand how color influences the mood, feeling, and narrative used as a storytelling device. This informative tutorial is an easy-to-understand introduction to color theory and how it can be applied to your daily workflow. At LookLabs, we create looks that focus on colors that work together and are complementary. In doing so, the result is a beautifully unique image that will evoke emotions we want from our viewer. Understanding color theory will take your color grading to the next level! Enjoy!

Check out this tutorial from Kriscoart.

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 - Digital Emulsion

Feb 26, 2021

In this episode of our Conversation Series the LookLabs team, Karlene, Jeff, Jerome and Brian, discuss what digital emulsion is and how it defines the character and personality of a 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.




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