Baselight Start to Finish – Series Overview Kodachrome Inspired Look

April 20, 2020

An introduction into building a Kodachrome inspired look on Arri Alexa footage using Basegrade, Looks, Grain and Color Crosstalk


Nostalgic Golden Tones

Going Retro In a Modern Colour Managed Pipeline

In this Insight we kick off some Kodachrome inspired adventures in Baselight.

  • Base Grade
  • Grain
  • Color Crosstalk
  • Look operators
  • Grading in T-Log / E-Gamut working colour space with the T-CAM DRT.

I used Base Grade, Grain, Color Crosstalk and Look operators to take some modern Arri Alexa footage and push it towards nostalgic golden Kodak Kodachrome tones

This is an introduction to the project and a breakdown of how the main look is achieved.

The full-length insights on the grading process are quite detailed and real-time so I always like to do an introduction to the project before diving into the nitty gritty step by step.

You can check out the finished spot here.

Directed by the ever amazing Emily McDonald

In the upcoming Insight we’ll go back to the beginning and cover:

  • Setting up the project
  • Adding a custom format for the project aspect ratio
  • Colour Management
  • Scene Detection
  • Loading Up The Offline & Audio

Comments Please!

I’m always extra excited to hear comments on these Insights as I can make sure to cover any questions in the next part.


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