Adding film grain in post-production to mimic the look of film
Film grain is visually pleasing if the story you are telling is pure fiction or if you want a high-end look.
By adding grain to your digital video footage like GRAINZILLA Awesome Film Grain, you can convincingly make it look like film. There are several grains, 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, etc., digital grains and real film scans from 1080p to 4K resolution. Download FREE samples here.
The Highly Sought-After “Film Look”
Hopefully you’ll find these tips useful in getting that “film look” everyone seems to be after, but keep in mind that the way your video looks to you now might change in the future. If you’re a relatively inexperienced filmmaker, you may look back one day, slap your forehead and exclaim, “what was I thinking?!”
Use your best judgment both on set and at the editing bay. Be aware that filmic style changes over the
years and the latest fads and methods in films coming out right now might be old hat in a few years. Try less to mimic what you see on the big screen and more to develop your own unique style.
Do things you think will be pleasing to your viewers, but don’t give up your creativity in place of a trendy or overdone gimmick because it’ll probably wear out faster than you’d like. If this article has provided you with useful tips on making your video look like film, don’t hesitate to read on if you need a refresher on video production and broadcast standards.