I am very excited to share my 12 Cinematic LUT packs with all of you today!
As a director and colorist, I have spent countless hours color grading hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes. From commercials and music videos to feature films and television content, I have been through the wringer and back in the color grading suite. During this time I created dozens of creative LUTs that I would later use to speed up my workflow and improve the quality of my work. Drawing inspiration from many of these LUTs that were created in the field and on real world projects, the LUTs included in my packs have all been crafted around the same goal: To give filmmakers a means to improve their color quality dramatically while mitigating post-production time.
Unlike simple translation LUTs, which are typically designed to convert color spaces (for instance converting Log footage to Rec. 709), the LUTs that I have created are stylistic in nature. They are intended to be used as creative tools that will help filmmakers experiment with different color looks quickly and easily, giving them more freedom to work creatively and spontaneously in post.
These LUTs can be used with footage from virtually any camera. Whether you are grading RAW footage from a RED or Blackmagic camera, ProRes from an Alexa, H264 from a DSLR, or any other format for that matter – the Look Up Tables included in these 6 packs will work every time.
Many of the other LUT packs that are currently available online are far too extreme in nature, at least in my opinion. Some of these extreme LUTs will only work well on daylight shots, whereas others might only look good when applied to low-light footage. While those types of LUTs may be useful in some scenarios, they are far less universal than the ones that I have created, which are designed to be used with the widest variety of footage possible.
In total, I have released 144 LUTs that have been organized into the following 4 Master Packs:
CITIES MASTER PACK – 36 x LUTs
- Los Angeles Pack – 12 x LUTs
- New York Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Paris Pack – 12 x LUTs
AUTEUR MASTER PACK – 36 x LUTs
- Hollywood Pack – 12 x LUTs
- New Wave Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Avant Garde Pack – 12 x LUTs
GENRE MASTER PACK – 36 x LUTs
- Blockbuster Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Art House Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Classic Pack – 12 x LUTs
ORIGINAL MASTER PACK – 36 x LUTs
- Vintage Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Summer Pack – 12 x LUTs
- Winter Pack – 12 x LUTs
A brief description of each individual pack along with sample images & videos can be found below –
THE CITIES MASTER PACK:
Inspired by the city more artists call home than any other, each color emulsion included this pack captures the sun-drenched vibrancy of LA in its own stunning way. Warm midtones and lifted shadows give several looks that unmistakable LA haze, while bold contrast ratios and unique fades give other looks a gritty, timeless charm.
This set captures the electricity of the city that never sleeps by delivering punchy images that command attention, while still remaining understated and subtle. Cool color palettes, crisp shadow to highlight ratios and natural hues give each look in this set that classic New York feel.
Many of the best filmmakers and photographers in history emerged from the great city of Paris, and the timeless looks included in this set pay homage to them. Lush, vibrant hues, unique color pairings, and carefully plotted color contrasts permeate each one of these dynamic, artfully crafted LUTs.
THE AUTEUR MASTER PACK:
The timeless looks included in this pack draw inspiration from the most stunning films to ever emerge from the Hollywood studio system. Several looks combine natural contrast with vibrant color palettes, calling back the early days of motion picture color film. Other looks simultaneously reduce shadow saturation and increase skintone vibrancy to create a more contemporary, understated mood synonymous with modern masterpieces. Whether you want to channel the unmistakeable feel of the golden age of Hollywood, the grit of the 1970’s blockbuster era, or the clean perfection of today’s greatest motion pictures, this pack will have you covered.
The French New Wave marked the re-invention of cinema as we know it, and this pack aims to call back the jaw-dropping looks made famous by the true renegade filmmakers that led this movement. From low contrast looks that are flattering even under the harshest sunlight, to high contrast looks with curved highlights for a softer rolloff, the unique combination of LUTs included in this set truly offer a tremendous amount of variety. An unmistakable energy, confidence, and subtlety is embedded into each look included in this pack.
Inspired by the most daring indie films that are renowned for pushing the boundaries of modern cinema, this pack delivers unmistakably chic color palettes that are a perfect match for any contemporary film project. Many of the ultra-modern LUTs included in this set combine crisp blacks and bright whites with subtly balanced color profiles for a muted aesthetic. Other looks included in this pack are more stylized and have roots in low contrast celluloid and bleach bypass film processing, providing endless opportunities for any filmmaker that lives on the bleeding edge.
Auteur Master Pack Demo Video
THE GENRE MASTER PACK:
Each of the stunning looks included in this pack have been designed to deliver the big budget aesthetic, all in their own unique way. Some looks combine cool, slightly lifted shadows with warm highlights for that staple Hollywood “teal and orange” look, while others employ unconventional color and contrast combinations to make an unmistakeable dramatic statement. Whether applied to your next thriller for that legendary blockbuster look, or used on a dramatic film to add an electrifying vibrancy to your scenes, these looks will deliver unprecedented results every time.
Inspired by the color palettes of some of the most beautiful international art films of all time, each look included in this pack is designed to add a touch of subtle beauty to each and every shot they touch. Several LUTs pair a warm color balance with unexpected contrast ratios for a gorgeous, romantic look. Others offer a more contemporary artistic expression by delivering subtle, organic colors that evoke a melancholic emotional undertone. Whichever look you choose to apply, you will undeniably discover the same artful intention behind each one.
These elegant looks have been carefully crafted to deliver the authentic color quality and balance of true motion picture film, and are bound to captivate your audience with their subtle tones. Each look will enhance skin tones, balance vivid colors, and add a slight contrast to your images, resulting in striking images that are truly unforgettable. With equal inspiration drawn from today’s current film stocks and those from years past, each timeless look embodies the essence of cinema in it’s more pure form.
Genre Master Pack Demo Video
THE ORIGINAL MASTER PACK:
The timeless looks included in the Vintage Pack are specifically designed to evoke the feeling of nostalgia in the viewer. Warm, desaturated tones on certain LUTs call back a mid 1970’s vibe, while the stark black and white aesthetic offered on another creates a powerful film noir look. In this pack you’ll also find a poppy and colourful 1960’s look, a washed-out & faded film look, and much more. These looks are perfect for adding that unique vintage quality to your footage, even without using any film emulation.
Each and every one of the looks in the Summer Pack is designed to deliver a beautiful, warm aesthetic in their own distinct way. Some looks combine lifted shadows with varying degrees of warmth to create a soft, hazy look, while other offer a more raw, punchy aesthetic that is undeniably bold. Whether you just want to add a touch of warmth to your footage to make it more inviting to the viewer, or you’re looking to create the look of a total heat wave, this pack can do it all.
The looks included in the Winter Pack have been carefully crafted to deliver beautifully cool tones across the board, and are designed to evoke a slightly unsettled feeling in the viewer. Some looks utilize heavier contrast in combination with an ice-cold color balance to leave their mark, while others take a more subdued approach by reducing contrast and limiting the cold-tones to more specific areas of the color spectrum. No matter which LUT you apply from this pack, you can expect a chilling look that still feels organic.
Original Master Pack Demo Video
Many similar LUT packs sell online for well over $300, but in the interest of allowing these LUTs to reach a wider audience I have priced them at only $49 per pack. Additionally, bundled Master Packs of 3 can be purchased together for a discounted rate of $129.
The packs themselves each come with 12 individual LUTs (or 36 LUTs if you purchase a bundled pack), all of which come as .cube files – the industry standard file type for LUT management.
In addition, you will receive a 4 page PDF with your purchase that will provide instructions for installing and applying your LUT files in various software programs, including: DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Photoshop.
To purchase the packs individually or together, you may do so using the links below. Happy coloring!
Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!