The cinematic look is becoming more popular nowadays. It is a way of post processing when the images have a look as if they were stills captured from movies. But of course, the images should also have a cinematic mood. Impressed and inspired by color grading in movies like "The Imitation Game" and "Bridge of Spies" I decided to create a lightroom preset with that cinematic look. After few attempts and tests I came up with the "Cinema Night" lightroom preset. You can find a download link at the end of this post. By the way it is free! Hope you will find it useful.
Here are some examples of "before and after" of "Cinema Night" preset. After applying the preset you will still need to adjust and tweak every photo, since there is no one magic formula for every shot, as each shot has it’s nuances, so the presets are just good starting point. You may also apply the final widescreen look (black bars) in photoshop after completing all the adjustments in lightroom if you like.
Here is a dropbox link to download the "Cinema Night" preset. I will be glad to get your thoughts and feedback about this preset. Also feel free to post links in comments below to your own sample images with "Cinema Night" preset applied.