CINEMA LOOKS BY JOHN DARO
In this cinema plugin, senior colorist John Daro from Warner Bros has designed a full package of highly filmic looks for Ravengrade. It contains a combination of looks and film print emulations used on high-end productions and others created specifically for Ravengrade.
There is a look for every type of project included in the collection, and by blending between them with the built-in mix function, there is an infinite number of possibilities that can be created.
The Cinelook plugin from Ravengrade is not required to use this plugin, but it’s a powerful combination because of its grading controls.
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Black & White with a lift for reds and skin tones.
An amalgamation of a lot of different negative responses and prints averaged. together.
Non-empirical Ektachrome sim.
Empirical 80’s Fuji emulation, printed to Vision 3.
Instagramy warm look.
A look that leans on the green side of things.
Non-empirical Kodachrome sim originally built for Netflix.
A look that leans on the magenta side of things.
An homage to FotoKems legendary color Timer Dan Muscarella that was called Mellow Yellow Muscarello.
Sometimes all you need is a normal rendering of your scans.
A saturated modern look
A reversal look
An old empirical skip bleach look tweeked to make it work on modern color managed projects and high-end HDR workflows.
Dense and thick look.
A vintage look ready for prime time.
QUALITY OF THE LOOKS
Every technical component of all the looks on Ravengrade are shaped by color scientists to ensure the image does not quantize, clip or clamp, and the looks are tested against every valid possible input color. As long as the color space characteristics of your image align with the color space you select within the tool, you’ll never see any breakage. In general, how smooth a curve should be is a complex discussion because we need to balance the various mathematical formulas that is used to smooth out the movement from one curve point to the next with the designers creative intent. Also, the curves of the Ravengrade looks who are true film profiles reflect the actual measured and jagged behaviour of the print.