...and small time rental house in Copenhagen.
Except.... the very first footage he shows doesnt look cinematic at all... its not particularly good looking on top of that.
Why is it that every new film maker thinks that it's the camera that makes things look cinematic? Others have already said a lot of it...
But OP, if your focus is completely camera, then what you will end up with is decent looking footage with a crappy story, crappy acting and no thought given to the production design of your film.
All those play a bigger part in ending up with something cinematic than what ever camera you use... and ofcourse lighting too.
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...
Oh man... gotta watch prisoners again... I love how his approach is always so natural. His lighting almost never reveals itself to the point where you stop and think about it other than picking up that it's a pleasing image.
What a treat!! Been looking forward for some bts info on this video and was not disappointed. Hat is off to Read for this one.... :)
These lenses are stellar... just got the set myself. Will never use a dslr lens on the FS7 again.