As a filmmaker that has long been obsessed with the power of color, I figured it was about time that I released a color grading video tutorial. Many of you have been writing in and asking for more color-related content, so this video is the first installment in what may eventually become a series.
I wanted this tutorial to focus on 3 key methods that I follow when integrating creative LUTs into my pipeline. This is something I get asked about often, as the 9 packs of cinematic LUTs I’ve released through this blog are now being used by thousands of filmmakers, some of whom have been very curious about how I use them on my own projects.
One of the things I love most about using LUTs – besides them allowing me to achieve better results in less time – is that they are so versatile. Everyone uses them in different ways. For instance, some use them to quickly audition various looks for their clients, while others may primarily apply them as a blanket effect on an entire project.
There are a million and one ways to use LUTs, and with today’s video I certainly didn’t attempt to cover all of them. Instead, I focused on the 3 cornerstones my LUT workflow for editing and color correcting narrative and commercial projects.
So without further ado, please check out the tutorial below:
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!