One quick question do you use the same LUT for each film on the Alexa or do you make a new LUT for each project. Is there any chance you would share one of your LUTs.
Also what kind of filters do you like to use on your glass if any? Is there a basic kit you bring to each film?
Last question would you ever consider using different cameras IE Red or Sony, Panasonic. How do you feel about the idea of treating each sensor as a film stock each providing there own unique characteristics to help drive a story. I would love your thoughts on Different sensors.
I do carry a set of filters but have hardly used any since shooting digitally. I did use a few when I shot film last winter though.
I would consider using any camera that I felt gave me the right 'look'. We did shoot some of 'In The Valley Of Elah' on an i phone. However, when I was shooting film I used a minimal change of stocks although I did some fancy developing a time or two. That kind of 'processing' has been replaced by the DI now but it is still important to start with the 'best' negative possible. So far I see the Alexa as giving that.
In the end I would love some pointers on the process of creating a LUT from start to finish. I find it hard to wrap my head around what would be a great starting image to work on when creating a LUT. What kind of image is best to work off of that can be applied to various lighting setup later on.
I have to say everyone seems to think that a LUT is the holy grail. I shoot on a RED Dragon and ships with stock Gamma and LUTS which do a good job but aren't very exciting.
I bet many of us could shoot on Roger's Efilm LUT ( once converted for our camera systems) an still come up with lousy results. The magic is in Rogers mind soul and experience, not in the tools!
Instead of the LUT focus why not grab a Joker 200 , an Arri 650 and or a Mole "Tweenie" and experiment with bouncing light and filming portrait tests.
Also don't forget Mitch Paulson the Colourist! He has more affect on any image than a shooting LUT.
Alex I have a question for you is it possible to create a LUT in resolve and load it into the RED. If so how can I do that, I was speaking with my AC about this very issue yesterday and he said that to create a LUT for the Red it has to be created in Redcine X, he could be wrong he was not 100% sure about that.
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