LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

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LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

PostSun Oct 24, 2021 3:22 am

Hi

I'm a beginner at color grading on Resolve, how much can I improve this set with LUTs vs lighting and a haze machine?

Any help would be appreciated, what would you try to improve for the look of it?

Thanks for your feedback and this forum.
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Re: LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

PostSun Oct 24, 2021 8:54 am

If we don’t know what you are after then there is no way to answer your question.
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Re: LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

PostSun Oct 24, 2021 5:56 pm

Thanks, sorry I wasn't clear.... I'm just looking for a more cinematic look to it

Wondering people's thoughts on the coloring of it for advice.

Here are some examples of things that I really like, obviously, this is another step in production quality, but just to give you a sense of our target. How far can a LUT get me to this target or is it all lighting and haze and effects to achieve this?

Thank you very much for your feedback!
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Re: LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

PostSun Oct 24, 2021 6:48 pm

A LUT does not give you a cinematic look. You need to have the stage lit differently - and some haze.
There is quite a flat light onto the musicians.

In your first TBN example there is colored light from behind above (rim light) and the key light comes from the right above.
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Re: LUTs vs Lighting - Can these be improved with LUTs?

PostMon Oct 25, 2021 7:01 pm

ok, thanks very much for the feedback.

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