Halation is a characteristic of celluloid film when a bright light bounces back a few times exposing the film a second time only affecting the red layer (and a bit of the green layer) of the film resulting in a orange glow.
In this blog post, I show you how to apply a „Kodak 2383 D55“ LUT to your footage. Furthermore, I share my thoughts about other elements of film like Halation, Gate Weave, Grain, Flicker, Film Damage and more.
“The Lighthouse” was shot on Kodak’s Eastman Double-X black-and-white 5222 film stock with a Panavision Millennium XL2 and 1930s-’40s Baltar lenses. Cinematographer Jarin Blaschke also used custom filters that emulated early-1900s orthochromatic stock, which was sensitive to ultraviolet, blue and green light, but not red. So skin tones appear way darker.