10-24-2021 – Soft 2 Strip (PowerGrades & User Guide)
09-22-2021 – Creative LUTs and why you should not … (Blog post)
08-18-2021 – Light Leak Generator (Tools)
08-08-2021 – Blanking Generator (Tools)
06-28-2021 – A Study On Halation (Blog post)
06-20-2021 – Examples page is online.
06-14-2021 – Photochemical Film Look (Blog post)
06-04-2021 – The Lighthouse (PowerGrade)
05-25-2021 – Orthocromatic Film Look (Blog post)

Hi, I’m Stefan Ringelschwandtner
Welcome to MONONODES

“Reverse engineering the grade” is a project where I collect stills from “behind the scenes” and compare those images side by side with scenes from the final movie. Furthermore, I try to match the grade using only 4 Nodes: Offset, Contrast, Saturation, Lift Gamma Gain. My goal is to get as close as possible to the final look, but at the same time I want to keep the node tree minimal and clean.

On my Blog I talk about observing Film Grain, recreating “orthochromatic film stock”, rebuilding the “Rec709 Kodak 2383 D55” LUT as a PowerGrade, talking about Halation, Gate Weave, Flickering, Glow, Film Damage and Colors in general.


Have fun discovering the site.

If you have any questions / suggestions / comments, feel free
to contact me anytime at stefanATmononodesDOTcom