Another thing to take into account is color, if you use a high contrast tonal curve, colors will separate more and you will get more saturated and deeper colors. There are some deep saturated colors that look great that are very difficult to get naturally in a low contrast image. I guess thats where the "experience colorist comes in, but I would say to get cool looking color in a low contrast/high dynamic range scene, it might be more dependent on wardrobe and production design than your colorist. A great colorist will still struggle to make a low con image look good in a white room with bland wardrobe and even lighting.
Also I'm just talking about the LUT you use for viewing and exposing, you still should always be recording log or a low contrast curve if possible for safety and add the contrast back in for post.
Edited by Ryan Emanuel, 02 April 2018 - 01:15 PM.