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LUT breakdown (3 replies)

1 year ago
JakeJakeJake 1 year 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
1 year ago
Roger Deakins 1 year 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.

11 months ago
areta.313 11 months ago

Sorry if my english is not so good.

There's one thing mixed up me.

I understant that you get the most of look on set and just do little adjusments in post but how you create the film look is there any color transform with the lut for creating that or just lighting and set designing ?

As example this fame of blade runner. in the left buttom of frame the teal tones seems that was to white or gray and added some color grading on it 

how you get this looks? how much of it is lighting and how much is for the lut?

Thanks for your time
11 months ago
shenzo 11 months ago

Not answering for Roger, but if you look at the new lighting diagrams you can see that this shot is lit with cool fluorescent lights. I think Roger's LUT is only an adjustment in contrast curve.

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