Author Topic: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D  (Read 4203 times)

cinemon

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Hello, the question is in the topic. I know that color correction is a huge area and a holy grail.
But can someone give me an advice to get to this look as close as possible?

Maybe a specific lut?

It's a screenshot from the motion picture "Drive", shot on the Arri Alexa.

http://i.imgur.com/AmV3uWh.jpg

thx

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Re: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 11:15:01 AM »
It looks something like osiris.
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Re: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 12:29:08 PM »
I'd try making the white balance very warm, shift greens towards yellow and desaturate a little, blues towards green (maybe?) and desaturate. Not too much contrast.

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Re: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 02:33:38 PM »
If you look here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec you can see the film was shot on the Alexa but was printed to film. The film used was Fuji 3514 DI (color positive). This, and the lenses, lighting, wardrobe and a million other things gives the image a very specific feel so you will only get so far with primary corrections. Keeping the skin tones nice and warm is key to this look.

I don't know what your own source material looks like but assuming it's something similar and that you have balanced your footage first, I would suggest using a little hue rotation (on all channels) to shift the image towards warmer tones, then rotate blues towards cyan and desaturate them a little. Reds will probably get a little orange so you can use opposite rotation (towards magenta) and reduce red luminance a little but pay close attention to skin tones while doing this. If greens look a little hot you can shift them towards cyan/blue and reduce green luminance. Doing all this under a good 3514 print lut will help a lot!

This is a color grading job and there is no quick fix when it comes to getting the look exactly right.
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Re: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 09:22:19 PM »

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Re: What technique to get this look with Magic Lantern Raw on the 7D
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 10:54:28 PM »
Maybe some channel swapping brings you closer to this look
Go to the channel mixer and go to the green channel output, reduce green to 20% and boost both red and blue (in the green channel  ;) ) to 40% (so total output stays 100%).
This gives a warm sepia look to your footage and keeps the skin tones