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What do we call that cinematography style that is used in movies like SHERLOCK HOLMES.
That Dark Environment ! And Desaturated Kinda Look !
And how to achieve it.
Thank You :)
You simply need to add a LUT to your footage. You’ll find some info here: https://www.colorgradingcentral.com
Hope that helps :)
October 29, 2017 at 1:49AM
First you must come to the conclusion that films like Sherlock Holmes are a result of teamwork and carefull planning.
Colorgrading is the very last part of achieving the look you seek.
But before that, you have production design, which is probably the biggest factor of the Holmes look. You have people deciding what the characters are wearing and what all the extras are wearing, and what the surroundings look like.
Then comes the lighting.
And then the colorgrading.
If you just do colorgrading, and don't care about the previous two, it won't look like Holmes... it will look like "your movie" with a contrasty blue-desat grade on it...
October 31, 2017 at 3:08AM, Edited October 31, 3:08AM
LUTs are nice but they are not the way. Look at what Torben said, there are steps to getting a look.
November 1, 2017 at 4:00PM
I would take Torben's words and apply them. Grab a frame (your favorite) whichever shot inspired you to achieve that look, and break it down. Look at Composition, Lighting, Color, and Movement. A style is far more than just a LUT and some color grading.
November 2, 2017 at 7:01AM, Edited November 2, 7:01AM
I can't emphasize production design enough! We produced a pre civil war period short film, and I was the DP. We were on a very tight budget, but I was determined to keep my equipment costs at a bare minimum, to keep the budget in the production design. Because I knew if what was on screen looked good to begin with, my job would be so much easier. You can watch the film's trailer here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/carrymehome.
November 7, 2017 at 6:38AM