I'm shooting a music video with a band that has a very distorted and raw aesthetic in their music. I'd like to have the visuals match that a bit. What's the most convincing film grain plug-in or effect out there? Magic Bullet? Boris Continuum? Thanks in advance.
Thread: Best Film Grain Emulation/Plugin
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03-27-2008 08:31 PM
03-28-2008 01:45 AM
I've had good luck with Magic Bullet, but I think they still offer a trial version. It won't give you anything without a watermark, but at least you can tell what you're paying for.
03-28-2008 03:33 AM
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For the love of God, an ugly video is not going to help their music. Grrr.
03-28-2008 12:08 PM
are you running mac or windows?
03-28-2008 01:42 PM
nattress film effects are great for the money
03-29-2008 03:58 AM
I'd just shoot on 16mm Tri-X black and white reversal. If you shot smart you could escape for under $400 with film, developing, and a borrowed cam, plus a look that no amount of post on the HVX could match.
Whatever you end up doing, be sure to show us a clip!
03-29-2008 12:12 PM
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- Nov 2004
- Monterey, USA
There's a filter plug-in that's not often mentioned - 55mm - For the effect you've described I've combined their Faux Film with their Bleach By-Pass and tuned the preferences in the filter window in FCP till it looks the way I want...
The render times are horrendous, but I export a QT movie of the clips(s) after render and paste back in the timeline...
I'm currently doing that in several scenes shot with the HPX500 @ 720/24pn. It does degrade the image a little, but it sounds like that's what you want (it is what I wanted).
03-29-2008 06:00 PM
I've used magic bullet, its a great add on for after effects if you have the money. It offers the most customization that I've seen, you can change the amount/type of grain, make it look faded, blotchy, contrasted, add different amounts/types of dust/scratches. If you're going for a small amount of grain, or full on 70's "B" movie crappiness, it's an all around great plugin. Definitly worth checking out the demo at least.. if you don't mind a pretty heavy rendering time