Please read all the info about this pack below carefully! Especially the "About" section.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
This is an advanced look design pack and requires a good understanding of color management. I have tutorials on the website to help you getting started with color management too.
With this pack you'll get show look LUTs that were built with complex tools and a deep analysis of various negative & print film stocks and also print film emulations. All of them are carefully crafted with a combination of different tools such as Nuke, DCTLs, Fusion, built in tools of the DaVinci Resolve color page and some math. Some LUTs are also built with the help of Light Illusion products. (lightillusion.com). Of course I used my knowledge I gained over the years in the field of Color Science to put all of them together. Since the v3.0 update you'll also get a DCTL so you can easily mix and combine the LUTs. You'll also get some more look design tools with the DCTL!
All of the looks are natively built for a ARRI Log-C (LogC-3 since Resolve v18) input signal and they also return an ARRI Log-C signal (output). This means you can use them in a scene referred workflow. Because of that you can choose whatever ODT you want to and all of the looks are working not only in SDR but also in HDR.
Since v3.0 of this pack you'll get all the LUTs adapted to work natively in ACEScct & DaVinci WideGamut/DaVinci Intermediate (RCM2.0) too! This means you're futureproof!
I'll explain this in detail in an accompanied tutorial too. Watch the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/iSW1w6Op8Rw
If you do not work with ARRI footage in Log-C you have the ability to use a Color Space Transform OFX (or camera X to Arri Log-C Power Grades/LUTs from great Colorists like Juan Melara or Paul Dore) to convert from whatever camera signal you're working with to Log-C.
UPDATE v.2.0: I also adapted all the looks to work within ACEScct. So you'll get all the LUTs to work natively within ARRI Log-C/AWG & ACEScct.
UPDATE v.3.0: I also adapted all the looks to work within DaVinci WideGamut/DaVinci Intermediate (RCM2.0). So you'll get all the LUTs to work natively within ARRI Log-C/AWG, ACEScct & DWG.
Some of the looks are not available as power grades. This is not because I want them to be black boxes (actually I'll even walk you through all the tools I used and the node tree in the accompanying tutorial that comes with this pack - just in case you're interested), but because of the following reasons:
- I used DCTLs to built some of the looks and DCTLs are not supported with the free version of DaVinci Resolve, but I wanted my looks to work on every system
- Realtime playback would be an issue on systems that are not super high end and again - I wanted my tools to be accessible and useable for as much people as possible. With LUTs there is no realtime playback issue
- Some of the looks would break easily if you do not know which parameters to adjust or if you alter them with a heavy hand. These looks are very complex builds and would be too complicated to explain for everyone. Also they were not designed for alterations in the first place
- Installation is much easier and straight forward with a single LUT rather then downloading and installing various DCTLs & Power Grades
INCLUDED LOOKS (everygrowing, all updates are available for free!):
- DM-Print LUT 01
(Custom film print style emulation inspired by a moden Kodak® 2383 print stock scan)
- DM-Print LUT 02
(Custom film print style emulation inspired by the legacy Kodak® 2383 FPE within DaVinci Resolve and some other legacy FPEs)
- DM-Look LUT 01
(Custom look created based around a custom film matrix that takes Log-C to film primaries mixed with some some split toning, hue vs. curves and some color crosstalk)
- DM-Look LUT 02
(Custom look created based on a deep analysis of various different film stock negatives and print emulations; combined aesthetics and flavors of a lot of different stocks and emulations)
- DM-Look Power Grade 03
(Custom look created by analysis of some Fuji® negative & print stocks and various films I like, I created this look purely to my own likings without any matchings and/or using data that I collected from my negative film stocks or similar)
- Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Power Grade; mimicks vintage lens look & feel
- Vintage lens effect Power Grade; mimicks some of the aesthetics of vintage lenses
- 2 different node tree presets (Power Grades)
BONUS 01 (since v1.0)
(Halation and Grain preset within the “Group Post Clip” Power Grade)
BONUS 02 (since v2.0)
(Mix of an empirical profile of the greyscale respons of a Kodak® Vision3 500T stock (3x1D LUT) with some non empirical creative look curves (3x1D) on top of it)
Print Lut 03 (since v3.0)
(Film print style inspired emulation, based on the same dataset like the Print Look LUT 01, but it’s built with completely different math and some creative (non empirical) manipulation in place. Plus it was scanned with different scanner settings. So the results are completely different to the other LUT. Furthermore because of feedback I adapted this one that mid-grey (18% grey) is not moving.)
Look Design DCTL (since v3.0)
(You also have a DCTL included now (one per color space). If you’re using the studio version on Resolve I’d highly suggest using the provided DCTLs as you have way more options to mix and combine the LUTs and furthermore I also included other handy tools for designing looks like contrast (& pivot), saturation and RGB density. I came up with some custom math, so these will provide results that are different to the behaviour of the knobs within Resolve. With this new addition you'll get way more flexibility and possibilities out of this pack while designing looks!
SHORT BACKGROUND STORY WHY I MADE THEM
I originally designed them in mind to have proprietary LUTs for my boutique grading studio (www.artjungle.tv), but it turned out that I liked the first versions of some of the looks even more then ever imagined and that they work really great on a wide variety of footage without any tweaking. Because of that I am pretty proud about what I achieved here and thought that sharing them is even greater rather then just keeping them for myself to hopefully see what people can come up with these tools. Also I hope that I am able to help other Colorists getting great results (faster) and encourage them to transition to using a color managed workflow. :-)
This product gets updated regularly and all future updates will be available for free forever. Also I'll constantly add looks to this package. If you haven't got one of the updates and/or missed it please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.
This digital product may not be redistributed, copied, or sold in any way. Refunds are not accepted.