Finding (and Managing) Your Looks
Learn why you need to save your color corrections to build your personal 'Look Library' of skin tones, skies/grass/water and for general looks and feelings.
The only person that is going to inspire you is yourself. A Look Library surrounds you with inspiration keeping you motivated and current.
Learn how to take a list of Look Up Tables in Resolve 11 and make it into a visual LUT Library. This workflow can be used in any version of Resolve before Resolve 15 (which introduced a built-in LUT Library).
How to Create Looks
In this Insight, contributor Josh Petok shows a straight forward but very effective way to use Resolve's curves to deconstruct a look.
Have you ever had to build a look that helps put a shot into a certain era? Learn how to approach this challenge - and download a 6K RED Dragon shot to give it a shot and share with us.
Dealing with clipped highlights is a regular annoyance. Learn how to make these artifacts look more natural & intentional with color grading.
The Dream Sequence Look is commonly requested. You learn how to create a 'Heavenly White' Look for an indie feature film—and try it out on your next job. No plug-ins, just the standard tools you'll find in most software.
Flat boring outdoor shots are very common when color correcting. What can you do to fix it? Learn a technique based on Classical painting theory.
Learn how the Double Side Technique can help you to create more dynamic color corrections on flat or boring shots. This simple technique can generate multitudes of stylized Looks.
Learn a quick and easy method to create a 2- or 3- tone color wash over a moving image very very quickly - especially if you have a very specific color palette you want to use.
Dan shows you how he built a Halloween Slasher Look inspired by classic 80s movies for a recent teaser commercial for Halloween.
Building an Infrared Look can give you some beautiful results if you have the right projects and feel adventurous!
Early film looks are a very popular request from clients.They can be tricky to build quickly so Dan shares his DRX files that you can download
Learn two different methods (with different levels of control) of emualting the beauty of film halation using DaVinci Resolve.
In this Insight, learn how powerful shaping skin contrast around someone's face can be to make a shot more dynamic.
Dan shares his thoughts on how to emulate shooting black and white with a red filter on front of the lens to give an interesting look.
We've all seen amazing commercials and films that inspire us, but how do we turn that into color corrections that we can use on our own projects? Dan shares his approach to being inspired by a recent award-nominated color grade.
Humanae Tumblr Page
One of the best collections of skin tone references on the web. And it's free. Bookmark this.
The Inspiration Grid
Are you looking for photographs to help inspire a Look Creation session? Then this website is for you.
Promo News | Music Videos
An industry website listing the latest and greatest in Music Videos - to keep you current on the latest trends and Looks.
Free Download: Practice Shot
This RED Dragon 6K clip is good to practice evoking different time periods, using nothing but the visual Look of a shot.
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