Colorized FIlm

Look Inspiration – Colorized Film Look

December 21, 2015

Dan shares his look and drx files for a Colorized Film Look

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Back again with a new look to share with you guys!

This look has evolved from trying many different things that all combined together to make a pretty nice look!

I was trying to create a soft painterly look with diffused highlights and naturally drifted towards a colorized film look.

I’ve included my DRX files below for you to try at home.

We will be taking this footage from here :


To Here



To load up my looks you will need two things.

Firstly the footage which has been so kindly supplied by Mixing Light member Kraig Winterbottom. You can see his work here.

Click HERE to download his amazing footage.


You will also need to grab the free Gorilla Grain sample here and have that in your media pool.

The grain choice is not important so please feel free to use your preferred grain

DRX Look Files

If you are a Premium member, download my node graphs (in the Downloads section). I have exported various stages of the grade from start to finish so you can try them all out.

Now that you have everything check out my video below and get grading!



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11 thoughts on “Look Inspiration – Colorized Film Look”

    1. LMAO! Those guys stole a “before” (ungraded) pictures from my website that is not public domain, cropped out my watermark and credits, and applied their LUT as an example. Hmmmm….

        1. Sent them an email. Now I know why many dont even post ungraded stills, even watermarked (rolls eyes).

          On a more positive note, love this look breakdown! Sorta hit my “super saturated” request in a way I wasnt even thinking about with the added diffusion glow. Thanks!

          1. I know it’s not quite the super saturated look. I ended up recording this insight 4 times all with slightly different looks as I wasn’t 100% happy with any of them. It’s funny how we get colorist block sometimes and your eyes just don’t like anything they see!

          2. This seems to happen allot with me, Specifically when working with Black magic footage. For some reason the skin tones on black magic footage are always too red / magenta and never look good when lined up with the skin tone indication line. Great insight btw

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