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01-07-2023 – Color Shift (Tools)
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)
07-16-2022 – Magnifier (Tools)
04-25-2022 – A Study on Color (Blog post)
03-11-2022 – Film Emulation (Tools)
03-11-2022 – Why I build LUTs (Blog post)
11-10-2021 – Film Damage Generator (Tools)
10-24-2021 – Soft 2 Strip (Tools)
09-22-2021 – Creative LUTs and why you should not … (Blog post)
08-18-2021 – Light Leak Generator (Tools)
06-28-2021 – A Study On Halation (Blog post)
06-14-2021 – Photochemical Film Look (Blog post)
05-25-2021 – Orthocromatic Film Look (Blog post)

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. 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.


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