What is a LUT? a short form LUT for lookup table essentially it’s a file that contains code and once you put that file on your footage it makes your footage look a certain way so because you guys asked for it today I have made my 7 left available for purchase using the link below you can check that out you can download those apply them to your footage and get the same kind of look that you see in my cinematics cuttings and the vlogs and the b-roll stuff that I do before we go any further I want to show you what these seven left actually look like in premiere on some footage that I’ve shot in the past we’re going to do that and I want to show you a little technique that I use to get the most out of them so when you’re using them on your own footage you’ll get the very best results so let’s go do that right now okay so let’s run through how to apply these lots to your footage a little bit about what they look like when you can use them when you should use them and the best way to get the most out of them.
When you open up the file you’re going to see these seven cubed files you can’t really double-click them and open them they’re not really going to do anything but we’re going to use only through Premiere Pro and apply them to our Clips check this out let’s close that firstly save them to somewhere you’re not going to lose them Dropbox maybe you have something locally on an external and McLeod three things are always a good way to backup the file so check this out we’ve got a clip here of me shooting some b-roll in the forest we have a clip here of the street from an airplane and a dude busting a manual in Venice Beach what come over here in your media bin right click new item adjustment layer enter that’s going to make an adjustment layer in our media bin now we’re going to apply this on top of our clip like so you can be blade to cut that at the end a back to the arrow and delete and we’re going to apply this to all of the clips for this reason hold down alt drag that over hold down alt drag that over and drag that out and we’ll cut off this one I think it’s better to apply a lot and an edit to the adjustment layer on top of the footage that way we can always just delete this adjustment layer we can hide it and we’re always going to have that fresh file underneath okay make sure your limit REIT AB is open hit window down here under limit or E that’s available in the CC version of Premiere Pro
It’s going to give you this tab on the side here I always like to just slightly edit this a little bit maybe up the color up the saturation depending on what it means or what it doesn’t mean and we drop those highlights a little make it a little brighter a little more white a little less black boom kind of giving it like a base coat before I apply the LUT now this is what I do I come over to the first frame here of the cliff making sure that adjustment layer is selected in your luma tree panel over here it says input luck you’re going to click on that menu hit browse and that’s going to open you’re going to navigate to where you saved those Luntz and now you have access to them you get arctic circle black I clean and tidy fade out Kodak killer Noir and peel it on so let’s start with Arctic Circle it’s going to make things look colder that’s why I created it hit open right away I can tell you that it’s coming on too strong like someone else got some bad Cologne and you’re like yeah this is why you apply to an adjustment layer come over here to effect control so you’ll probably be here default click on effect controls for that adjustment layer and we can change the opacity of the lux that’s applied to this clip we start that at zero and then introduce it a little bit until you’re happy with it good around 50% most people left are now they come on strong because sometimes they look great at full stop and sometimes they look better when there’s only a little bit of it introduced so in this case 50% looks pretty good and that’s designed to just give off a more of a cold cool feel for shooting the mountains for snowboarding if it’s at nighttime blue filters why I call this Arctic Circle are good choices to go with if you want to clear that off you can just right click on this adjustment layer hit enable and now you’re back to your raw footage and you don’t have to actually edit or touch that clip below same thing to get it back reverse it you’re back now if you don’t want the sluttin you want to try something else come up here to the input tab hit none and then just browse and pick something up let’s go black eye pretty cool now we didn’t change the opacity of this before we applied this again so it applied a black eye at 50% at 100% way too strong but like I said you can dial that back to zero slowly introduce it I think it let’s get around like 35 even not 50 might even be too much and then you can tweak from there from your luma tree panel maybe a more exposure to get a little more contrast and a little more white and there we had a pretty cool-looking clip now if you don’t like that you can bring this back up to 100 click none and let’s try something else at Kodak killer is one of my favorites it’s kind of like a film emulation kind of vintage so warm feel to it it’s what I use in 80% of my blogs when I do cinematic b-real sequences so that’s when you guys will probably really like check that out Wow look at that it’s just cool there’s just something about it it looks good that’s all that matters is that you are happy you’re having fun there’s no right there’s no wrong sure there’s things that look better or look worse but that’s all subjective if you like it and you’re happy then it’s good to go now it’s in my professional opinion and if you’re doing a job for somebody typically if you take on a filter and it’s that like a hundred percent and it’s coming in hot it tends to be a little more on the amateur side but like I said sometimes I just like to I like to do that because I’m having fun with it so toning them back usually is a little more of a professional look to it so check this out so that was a hundred percent we make this like 45 that looks a lot better in my opinion watching that clip than it did if it was out a hundred so it looks cool but it looks a little more intentional at 45 the teal and orange when you guys have all been wanting and asking for there it is at 100% I typically arrest that that’s at 100% I typically keep it at around 50 or 45 I add a little bit of orange that and drop the exposure a little bit and I up the contrast a little more black.
That is typically what I use when I shoot for the feeling orange let’s try a different clip let’s try this one here at the city let’s throw kodak killer on this city clip so i’m at a hundred percent though it’s pretty good maybe a little more brightness a little more contrast and i’m happy with that that’s one that looks good at full stop come over here noir is a really nice black and white it’s really clean crisp black and white that just looks fresh super big fan of this one it looks good on just about anything you put it on to note any percentage let’s go over here hit none let’s browse is that 48% let’s add noir to that and pump that up to a hundred still looks pretty cool it’s just I’m a big fan of that one so that’s cool Kodak Euler is great in the teal and orange obviously they took a really popular cinematic trend right now in footage on YouTube in different videos essentially just desaturate the footage plays with the shadows a little bit but give you a really kind of flat feel now if you drop that down to like 65 or 75 it’s a really cool cinematic look that’s pretty easily obtainable
This is good on drone footage it looks good with cars and you’re going to notice that there’s certain lusts that look good with certain Clips at certain times of day and that’s when you start to get really good footage and you start thinking hand in hand to the edit while you’re out there shooting so that’s pretty much it that’s the fast way to apply a lust to an adjustment layer on your footage within Premiere Pro.
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