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chrismagicc
03-08-2010, 09:59 PM
I use Magic Bullet Looks to lightly grade and there is a film grain button. there are multiple settings to fine tune the grain, but i am not sure what will get good results.
does anyone have any experience with the film grain in mbl?
if so please post the ideal settings

thanks!

chrismagicc
03-10-2010, 06:24 PM
nobody? awww man.

I think Macgregor refers to it in his Cinematography Laws
"Add a bit of grain to your footage for a more natural and pleasant viewer experience (MB is good for this)."

Joe Shaw
03-10-2010, 11:40 PM
I think if you define what you are after, you will get more response. You say you are looking for 'good results' but that is so non-specific, no-one can help you. It's like saying you want advice on buying a 'good car'.

Perhaps you could let people know what you're shooting? The kind of look you are going for. Maybe find a film or TV show you like and try and emulate that look. The Shield has a lot of grain for example, CSI is much more clean.

Finally, the best thing about MBL and all of these tools, is you can experiment freely. Just keep tweaking stuff until you get the look you want.

jonE5
03-11-2010, 06:20 AM
Maybe its just me, but about 95% of the time fake film grain is lame and looks like poop.

Ian-T
03-11-2010, 06:40 AM
I think the trick there is for it to be felt and not be seen (if you know what I mean). I think if you can see the grain then it’s already too much (unless you are emulating 16mm). IMO

marlontorres
03-11-2010, 09:12 AM
I think the trick there is for it to be felt and not be seen (if you know what I mean). I think if you can see the grain then itís already too much (unless you are emulating 16mm). IMO

Not always, lots of grain can sometimes can add a grit to the film. Like Saving Private Ryan or Minority Report.

parallax
04-03-2010, 01:48 AM
Surely you can tweak it to your own liking.

Rory_B
04-16-2010, 03:32 PM
The film grain effects have a lot of tweaking that be done. I think your best bet is to do as people say and think of movies/shows you like and start at ZERO and then punch it up from there until you see an amount you find acceptable. Personally I think you can get better results by finding an actual film stock that has been scanned and comp that over your footage, it'll allow for a much more natural and pleasing grain, but if done properly fake grain can still look good. In the end it comes down to what you think looks best for your desired aesthetic.

Kemalettin
04-16-2010, 07:21 PM
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i love film grain and how does it looks :) its more powerful than 10X RED Power