The TV show 'Utopia' has become renowned for its stylized visuals, including a type of saturation that is frequently described by reviews as "Acid Burned"...
Director Marc Munden, who shot the first three episodes, set an incredible visual tone from the start with his use of acid colours and startling symmetry.
From the Guardian.
Channel 4's acid-toned paranoid thriller got off to a disappointing start ratings-wise, but soon built a detail-orientated fanbase whose obsessiveness was almost a match for the show's own graphic-novel nerds.
From the Independent.
What this seems to translate to is incredibly rich and vibrant yellows and greens, with de-saturated blues and washed out darker shades.
How is this achieved, and how could it be reproduced?
Is it entirely modified digitally in post production, or is a mixture of filmic techniques, lenses and post?
The British adaptation of Wallander also prominently used this technique: