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Making Video Look Like Film with LUTs

On 19, Oct 2013 | 8 Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi

Digital Video is the de facto capture medium for almost all productions these days. The cost, ease and immediacy are all significant factors that make it so appealing. The visual aesthetic of film is the ultimate goal for many filmmakers and there are many methods, on every budget, that can be used to achieve it.

I still shoot a lot of narrative work with the Canon 5DMKII and I know the camera inside out. I know its strengths and weaknesses but ultimately love the full frame look it delivers and its ease of use. My main picture style has been VisionColor for its gorgeous skin tones and VisionTech for its lifted blacks that retain color info for later grading. I wanted to try out VisionColor’s new LUT package ‘OSIRIS’. I bought OSIRIS to test out the 9 film stock and color emulations it offers. To my eye, they are very cinematic and organic feeling.

The 9 LUTs included in Osiris

Osiris has 9 cinematic LUTs that emulate film stocks and colors

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Apr
2013

38 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

6 Free Effects for After Effects & Premiere [Plugins]

On 15, Apr 2013 | 38 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

Free Effects for After Effects

When editing any project…there are moments when a visual effect can be applied to help the story be told. These effects can emphasis something to make it more evident, subtly isolate a certain element or blend several assets into one shot. Sometimes these effects are added only as eye candy to add production value to a project. Ideally, you are not adding visual effects to hide mistakes or to cover up deficiencies in the story…but this has been know to happen. (Guilty as charged!) Read more…

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Feb
2013

37 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

Adobe: 5 Editing Tips for Music Videos

On 16, Feb 2013 | 37 Comments | In Editing | By vashi


In Part One of my behind the scenes look into the production of “PIMP in the SERP,” I exposed how we prepped and shot the video with no budget and only 69 minutes of access to a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper.

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