June 14, 2021
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Photochemical Film Look (Blogpost)
The Lighthouse (PowerGrade)
Orthocromatic Film Look (Blogpost)
Little Woman (PowerGrade)
Get Out (PowerGrade)
Children of Men (PowerGrade)

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 movie 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