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Any LUT that resembles SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (1978)?


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#1 Samuel Berger

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

Posting this here to not hijack the Eastmancolor thread.  Over there I posted:

 

I also remember watching SUPERMAN in 1978. Now there's a movie that seemed to shun yellow. Even considering the desert scenes, when I close my eyes and think of it, all I see are the night colours of Metropolis, the red and blue of the Superman suit, and black and white.  Unfortunately when I think of MAN OF STEEL all I see it orange and teal. (And if I absolutely have to think of Marvel Universe videos...movies... I just think of grey and brown.)

And David Mullen replied:
 

You're right about "Superman: The Movie" - even the wheat fields of Smallville and desert scene with Lois are timed for neutral skin tones (and the accurate reproduction of the red & blue costume), and with the use of fog filters, which tend to have a blue cast to the halation, and in this case, they are mostly reacting the the blue skies in the scenes, there are no scenes where a warm golden cast has been timed into the image overall.

 

Metropolis (NYC) has blue-green mercury-vapor streetlamps in the distance at night, Krypton & the Fortress of Solitude have a wintery look so there are some cooler scenes, and plenty of neutral-toned scenes with warmer color accents in the set dressing, but no overly warm scenes.

 

 

Does anyone know of a LUT that approximates the look of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE?

 

 

 


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

I don't think you have to create a special LUT just to avoid yellow to create that look, you just have to time the image neutral-to-cool. The only thing unique, other than shooting on 35mm anamorphic 5247 100T, often pushed one stop for night work, is the use of the Harrison Fog #2 filter, which has a blue bias to the halation.
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#3 Samuel Berger

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

Thanks David, I wish there was a version of FilmConvert that did 5247.


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#4 Sean Emer

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Does Impulse not do it?
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#5 Samuel Berger

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

Does Impulse not do it?

Doesn't seem to. https://www.colorgra...ral.com/impulz/


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