The Buttery LUTs collection is the result of the collaboration between Local 600 DIT Raffaele Vesco and cinematographer Matteo Bertoli. Our collection includes a Natural Rec709 LUT, inspired by the industry standard Arri Rec709, and 17 different creative looks!
The mission of BUTTERY LUTs is to offer a much better alternative to the manufacturer’s LUTs, which often don’t give you an accurate representation of the actual image (red skin tones, harsh highlights roll-off, magenta cast, etc.).
At first Matteo and Raffaele thought that it was an issue with the actual sensors, but after spending months color grading and working with a large variety of footage, they found out that the main issue was indeed the LUT offered by the manufacturer. From there, they started working on a LUT that could offer the same great results of the industry standard Arri Rec709. After a couple of months spent in front of a Flanders Scientific DM250, one of the most advanced 12-bit OLED monitor on the market, they came out with the first version of the Natural Rec709. After that, they quickly adapted it to more and more cameras and they also developed a creative collection. BUTTERY LUTs Collection currently works with some of the most common cameras on the market and it’s constantly expanding to even more cameras.
About Raffaele and Matteo.
Raffaele Vesco is one of the top DIT in LA and he has worked on a variety of different projects and with some of the most important directors and cinematographers in the world. Some of his work include: Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, Hustlers, Splitting up together, Insecure and many more. He also worked on high-end commercials and music videos for names like: H&M, Dodge, Hyundai, AT&T, Apple, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Emma Stone, Louis Vuitton and many more. Raffaele just recently used BUTTERY Natural Rec709 for RED and Alexa on some TV ADs for Google, Tommy John and AT&T.
Matteo Bertoli is a cinematographer and filmmaker and he lived and worked in three different countries around the world. Matteo worked on many commercials, documentaries and even narrative projects. Some of his clients include: Mercedes, McDonald’s, Verizon, Nike, Apple, IBM, Twitter, Airbnb, Facebook and many more. Also, his first feature film as DP just came out and it’s being viewed by thousands of people on Amazon Prime. Matteo also runs a Youtube channel focused on filmmaking, with 35K subscribers and more than 6M views.
The idea behind the Natural Rec709 LUT is to give cinematographers and colorists a better and more neutral starting point for their color grading process. Not only that, the Natural Rec709 is also an amazing tool for people who have a quick turn around and don’t have too much time to spend in the color grading process.
The Natural Rec709 is also great for monitoring the footage during production, giving you an accurate representation of what colors really look like.
Check out this tutorial to see how to use the BUTTERY LUTs!
Our Creative LUTs are inspired by some of the top high end commercials and they include 13 unique and different looks like B&W, Crunchy Cold, Crunchy Gold, Day X Night, Tobacco Filter and more.
– The Creative package includes the Natural Rec709 LUT –