Finding (and Managing) Your Looks

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Build Out Your 'Colorist Toolbox' By Building A 'Look Library'

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.

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Colorist Toolbox 2.0 - Building A Look Library 2018

The only person that is going to inspire you is yourself. A Look Library surrounds you with inspiration keeping you motivated and current.

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Building A Visual LUT Library With Resolve 11

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

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Narrative Color Grading: Practice Your Craft By Setting Time Periods

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.

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How To Create a Dream Sequence Look: 'Heavenly Whites'

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.

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The 3-Band Technique for Enhancing Boring Exterior Shots

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.

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Double Side Technique: Getting Aggressive with Complementary Colors

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.

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Creating a Color Wash Look (feat. DaVinci Resolve)

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.

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Look Library - Halloween Slasher

Dan shows you how he built a Halloween Slasher Look inspired by classic 80s movies for a recent teaser commercial for Halloween.

External Resources


Humanae Tumblr Page

One of the best collections of skin tone references on the web. And it's free. Bookmark this.

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The Inspiration Grid

Are you looking for photographs to help inspire a Look Creation session? Then this website is for you.

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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.

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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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