I am thrilled to announce that today I am officially releasing my latest master pack of Cinematic LUTs: The Auteur Collection.
Thousands of you have been putting my existing LUT packs to use on your incredible film, television, and commercial projects, and I have truly been blown away by the results. As such, I have decided to continue to expand the line with this brand new master pack, which features 3 powerful sets – each inspired by some of the most iconic looks associated with extraordinary periods in film history.
Below is an excerpt from my original LUT announcement, detailing how and why these LUT packs were created:
My Cinematic LUTs 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 3 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, while 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, while still delivering a distinct presence to the images.
Take a look at the demo video for The Auteur Collection below!
THE AUTEUR COLLECTION
The full Auteur Collection contains 36 LUTs that are organized into 3 individual packs of 12: Hollywood, New Wave, and Avant Garde.
Below is a description of each:
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.
Many similar LUT packs sell online for anywhere from $100 – $200 or more, but in the interest of allowing these LUTs to reach a wider audience I have priced them at only $36 per pack. Additionally, all three packs from the Auteur Collection can be purchased together for a discounted rate of $89.
The packs themselves each come with 12 individual LUTs (or 36 LUTs if you purchase the full 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!