Film was treated in photochemical laboratories prior to digital developments. The look of an image was defined by this photochemical process. Production begins with a shoot and ends with a developing process for film-negative stock. The majority of these films are reissued on a specific type of film stock after development.
The Kodak Stock 2383. A favorite of film-makers because of its brilliant colors, rich blacks, neutral highlights and the cinematic style we’ve all come to expect. Digital filmmaking has overtaken film as the major capture format, but film stocks are making a resurgence due to their nostalgic appeal and unique artistic look.
What is 2383 Print Film LUT?
We tend to forget that film negatives were previously printed to another film stock because they are so routinely scanned, graded, and displayed digitally. Modern digital pipelines, on the other hand, allow you to see a preview of your image before it is printed on film stock if you intend to print it back. A perfect example of this is the 2383 Print Film LUT.
Why is 2383 Print Film LUT used?
The Print Film LUT lets you see how your image will look on film before it is printed on the film itself. Before you print the film, you can get a good idea of how dense and how color-sensitive the printed film will be, by looking at it on your grading screen.
Now, even though this toolset is part of the Davinci Resolve ecosystem, can it be used to make something else? This LUT can be used to make a unique choice. With the rise of new trends, the warm retro charm of the movies is making a comeback again. This has changed the role of a typical Print Film LUT. This has changed the way it was intended to look.
How films are shot on negative stock an processed and printed back to 2383 kodak film for further distribution
2383 Kodak LUTs in Davinci Resolve
Is 2383 essential for a Classic Cinematic Look?
When it comes to filmmaking, what is cinematic? When is a picture or a video considered cinematic? Our collectively recognized color palette for films shot on and produced on film, and hence our concept of “Cinematic,” are inextricably tied to our aesthetic of “film.” “Cinematic image” refers to an image that shares many of the visual characteristics of a printed film.
Why printed film? Because for many years, this was the only way to see movies.
This means that, no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are as a colorist, your image will look better overall if you can attain the visual features of Print Film. The Print Film LUT has taken on a new role as a result of this approach. As a requirement in the post-production process, it has evolved into a rising creative option.
Using the built-in 2383 Kodak LUT, we’ll demonstrate a simple image processing pipeline. Please remember to subscribe to our channel so that you don’t miss out on our forthcoming tutorials. Any while this article will focus on a very simple 2383 look pipeline, you may want to check out our 2383 Print Film Emulations Power Grades if you’re interested in going even farther. FilmForever 2383 Print Film Emulations page under products tab is where you’ll find them.
Before and after’s Showcasing Colorist Factory’s 2383 Power Grades. We’ve taken the 2383 LUT a step further by reworking the Print LUT into a 2383 Print Film Davinci Resolve Power Grade. It’s fully editable and offers a more powerful palette for your creative vision. Here’s a link to FilmForever Grades. Check it out below.
Introducing FilmForever Power Grades
While the Print Film LUT has film characteristics built-in, the power grade rebuild lets you add or remove attributes from a base “Film” look to create your own unique versions. Whether you’re a colorist or a director, a look can be linked to your brand name. The amount of content we want to release around the time of our film emulation debut in 2022 is enormous, but there is also a comprehensive 25-page user guide on how to get started with our Power Grades in Davinci Resolve.
With our unique image processing pipeline, we’ve elevated the base appearance to the next level before applying the 2383 features. The bundle includes a wide range of Power Grades, from creative to technical, as well as mathematically precise film emulation options. The Power Grade, in contrast to most plugins, lets you see exactly how each step affects the image you’re working with. As a result, you’ll be able to make the most creative changes to the design in the future.
We’ve included links to FilmForever Emulations in the description if you’d want to check them out.
If you’re looking for some serious color grading inspiration, check out our Instagram. It’s a treasure trove of cinematic images. A diverse selection of visually appealing photos is made available to you courtesy of our team. Think of this as an increase in the number of mood boards to use as inspiration for your own work. Follow us on Instagram at “colorist.factory.”