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08-05-2023 – Utility DCTL (Tools)
06-04-2023 – Hue Twist DCTL (Tools)
05-14-2023 – RGB Crosstalk (Tools)
05-05-2023 – Color Shift v2 (Tools)
04-02-2023 – DCTL & MORE (Course)
02-26-2023 – Reverse Engineering the Grade (Course)
10-28-2022 – Color Management (Blog post)
10-09-2022 – Stretch (Tools)
10-02-2022 – Pure Glass (Tools)
09-23-2022 – Cropping (Tools)
09-16-2022 – Sliced Mirror Effect (Tools)
09-06-2022 – 16mm Overscan Look (Tools)
07-20-2022 – Split Screen Mattes (Tools)
07-18-2022 – Blanking Generator (Tools)
04-25-2022 – A Study on Color (Blog post)
03-11-2022 – Film Emulation (Tools)

Hi, I’m Stefan Ringelschwandtner
Welcome to MONONODES

Silence (2016) / Directed by Martin Scorsese / © Paramount Pictures


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. 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.


In my blog I talk about observing film grain, halation, lens characteristics and color. I share my thoughts on courses, YouTube channels, codecs, and so on. The latest update is about “Why I build LUTs“.


Under “Tools” you will find useful things such as test charts, a blanking generator, a skin tone indicator LUT and much more.

Have fun discovering the site.

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