Creating Better Contrast - Part #2

Jun 2, 2021

To truly understand what it takes to create a look like the pros, you need to understand contrast. Almost everything we do in color grading boils down to some kind of contrast manipulation. This second tutorial by Cullen Kelly, he discusses color contrast in detail.


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.



Creating Better Contrast - Part #1

May 30, 2021

LookLabs loves color grading and creating unique inspiring and narrative looks for cinematic movie making. If you want to truly understand what it takes to create a look like the pros you need to understand contrast. At its broadest level, color grading is a series of various types of contrast manipulation. Cullen Kelly has created three essential tutorials for you to watch on contrast in film-making. In this video we're discussing the first and perhaps most important type: tonal adjustments.


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.



Get to know film colorist Yibin ‘AB’ Su

May 21, 2021

Yibin AB Su wasn't 100% sure what he wanted to do in the film industry, but he knew he wanted to be a part of it in one way or another. It was after an internship with D&Q Post Production, he quickly discovered that his passion was in providing the highest quality of color grading. Through demonstrating his high level technique and talent, Su quickly became one of the hottest color graders in the Chinese and American film industry.

Su shares his experiences on past projects as well as the importance of color grading in the film making process. You can read the full interview here: https://filmdaily.co/craft/spotlight/yibin-ab-su/

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.



Want the Character and Beauty of 35mm Film?

May 19, 2021

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 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 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 closeup. SpeedLooks can even be applied in the field so you know what your images will look like even before making the first edit.


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.



How to Use Color in Every Aspect of Filmmaking

Apr 28, 2021

LookLabs loves color - we also love brilliant filmmakers that truly understand the use of color and its emotive value to the narrative of a film. Stanley Kubrick is one of those filmmakers. Stanley was one of the first directors to understand how to use color in every aspect of composing his scenes and shots. Take a look at this video to understand and appreciate his genius.

The colors of Stanley Kubrick - Color Theory from The Shining to 2001: A Space Odyssey and More.


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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