I'm a novice at grading & it in need of some help. I recently shot my first film in Arri Alexa XT in Raw 2.8k. i graded the final film in DaVinci resolve for theatrical and my colorist told me the Rec709 Gamma 2.4 is a very good color space to work. so everything was Rec709 Gamma 2.4.( input color space/timeline color space/output color space).
Also i did small teaser grade of the same film in Baselight in P3 color space. Teaser Below
Personally i felt P3 is much better compare to Rec709 in colors and black. i know that P3 color gamut is wider than Rec709. so here is my question .
1. Is Rec709 gamma 2.4 is good color space for theatrical release ?( input color space/timeline color space/output color space).
2. What is the correct workflow for film theatrical release?
3. This is my colorist workflow - Arriraw- Arri Raw to rec 709 lut then from here on rest of the grade. is this the right way? I felt that when you apply the Arri raw to rec709 LUT there is something wrong with image saturation and specially the black which becomes grainy even though I have shot with good exposure.
I'm trying to figure out this for very long time so any kind of guides and advice will be great.