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LUT breakdown (1 reply)

3 months ago
JakeJakeJake 3 months ago

Good evening (When I posted this)

I have a question about the LUT you use. I know you've said you use the same LUT and make minor tweaks between projects.

I'm working on refining my workflow and developing a single LUT that I like to use as well. I'm curious as to what went into your LUT. For example, is it just contrast adjustments? Or do you have other adjustments for skin tone as well?

In DI, do you make usually make artistic adjustments before the LUT or are they usually only corrections and matching shots? For instance, do you tend to change white balance or tint in post, or is it almost always left how it was in camera?

Thank you so much for your time!


Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

The LUT I use is set to a contrast range and to a saturation level that I like. It is only an optimum and I do make minor adjustments in the DI from scene to scene. There is no specific adjustment for skin tone set in to the LUT specifically but, if I feel it is warranted, I might do something to a shot in the DI where I have more subtle control.

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