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Building a look LUT (1 reply and 1 comment)

Olly p
1 month ago
Olly p 1 month ago

hi Roger,

I watched a video of you talking about sicario where you built a single lut used In camera. I am in the process of building a lut for red ipp2 cameras, is it possible you could break down what was altered in the lut you built? I am using rgb curves, saturation curves to emulate a film stock but without washing out colours, I wanted to know if you would recommend this or how you created the look technically and how far to go with an in camera lut. Also what is your opinion on rotoscoping and all the kinds of modern photoshop Esque touchup using windows and rotoscoping in the grade? I try to avoid but I see this is common now. 

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I have used the same LUT for many years now just adjusting a little per film. The LUT was developed at E film for me from a series of alternatives.

 

Rotoscoping is a technique that can be very useful at certain times but, just with windows and selects, it is something that I use pretty minimally. I like to do as much as I can in camera but I won't hesitate to use any post technique if it helps me create the look I am after. Yes, I feel all digital post techniques can be overused and tend to make a film appear artificial when used in extreme.

Olly p
4 weeks ago

thank you interesting to hear how you go about it

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