In this tutorial I show you my take on The Summer Blockbuster look - using the powerful 2 node subtractive colour setup.
Make sure you read the accompanying blog post as it goes into more detail than what's possible in the video - juanmelara.com.au/the-summer-blockbuster-colour-grading-tutorial/
I suggest trying out the techniques on the tutorial footage first, as it's easier to know when you're heading in the right direction. Download all the necessary footage/files from the link above.
Man with the gun footage kindly provided by Toby Linden - dreamlandfilms.de# vimeo.com/65617394 Uploaded 232K Plays 5,107 Likes 144 Comments
Ive created a LUT that is a shortcut for you to get alexa r709-like color and contrast from your Magic lantern 5dm3 .raw files. Not as good as alexa of course, but gets you in a similar league "right out of camera". Ill keep on working on it. Enjoy!
How to expose for the LUT: This is meant for an image that is has middle grey underexposed by about 2/3 stop, you can do this by looking at the meter in live view or by using a light meter.
Note on installing the LUT in resolve: you may need to remove the .txt extension on the LUT to .cube (right click-> get info-> change extension to .cube under the "name and extension" tab
Also, Be sure to follow instructions regarding the raw clip settings in Resolve or this LUT will not work as intended- BMD film for both gamma and color, the click "highlight protection"- THEN apply Hunters LUT to the clip- it will look horrible unless you do this. Thanks!
My first tutorial so go easy on me! This video is a demonstration of workflow using Resolve- it also explains how to use and install the LUT I made to make your 5dm3 uncompressed magic lantern raw video footage look more like something you would get from a higher end cinema camera (i.e. Alexa, ect) great skin tones, pleasing highlights and shadows...
Just download the LUT and files below.
Its meant for exposing the 5dm3 when shooting raw at around -1/2 stop to 2/3 of a stop underexposure, but feel free to experiment with both over and under exposure.
The reasoning behind the LUT:
The majority of footage from the raw hack you come across on the internet is processed incorrectly, saturation is usually way too high, skin looks strange, shadows are lifted to the extreme, highlights are brought down way to far so you can see the hard clip to white- films dont look like that.
What this LUT does is mimic the rec709 image out of an alexa (I actually modified it from a log-c to r709 LUT), the highlights roll to white and clip nicely, the blacks as well roll into black- skintones are soft and for the most part- accurate, nothing is over saturated, just an overall pleasing look strait "out of camera". Once you apply this LUT and learn the workflow, you shouldnt need to much *if any* additional color correction. I will continue to develop the LUT to improve it- feel free to do the same.
IMPORTANT NOTE!: Resolve defaults color temp to 6500k in this workflow, you can change that white balance setting in the Camera Raw tab and apply to the needed clips.
The file links:
Hunter's LUT (v1.0 beta): mediafire.com/download/edi527vmjmgfe42/Hunters_5D3_LUT_beta_v1.cube
Rawmagic (free cinemadng converter):
Thanks to my friend joncontino.com for the desktop wallpaper (amazing artist)
Special thanks to Purity Ring for the music: purityringsongs.com (amazing music)
Be sure to support the ML dev team (magiclantern.fm) for unlocking this camera to RAW video- I still cant believe it!
Feel free to type questions below, Ill do my best to answer them all.
-Hunter# vimeo.com/67970827 Uploaded 111K Plays 1,715 Likes 186 Comments
In this color correction / color grading tutorial I share with you how to create the bleach bypass look popularized in films like Saving Private Ryan, Seven and Three Kings.
-Denver Riddle, Colorist
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