View Full Version : Film Look

02-11-2004, 02:21 PM
Just curious, what is everybody/anybody doing to achieve a good film look?


Jim Capillo
02-11-2004, 03:26 PM
Buy a Panasonic DVX-100 :p ;)

I've had one for a while now and it looks great !

02-11-2004, 05:21 PM
Here's what I do,

1- Good color correction, nicely contrasted colors.

2- Good use of the defield filter.

3- Good dosage of the noise filter.

Just with these three you can get a good film look. But the key to it all is how you shoot the footage. Good preshoot preparation and lighting what will help you most in the look of film when shooting in video.

And Yes get a Panasonic AG-DVX100 they're great.

02-11-2004, 07:46 PM
The footage Arthur Dent (aka Mike) is using was shoot in studio on IKE studio cameras, so too late for setup changes. It was shot for 16 X 9 letterbox, though. I figured a 24fps or 3:2 pulldown, little noise and a tweak of the color and contrast would get us close. Can VT emulate 24fps? I know you can set the speed to 24fps but that is not the same thing as footage shot at 24fps imported (now 3:2 pulldown), right?

We also have Mirage and DFX+ 1&4, do they have any Film look plugins? Is there any other software that anyone recommends?


02-11-2004, 08:27 PM
Just finished read a half dozen articles and looking at some filters for 'film look'. Surprisingly, QTPro has a built in Film filter. Here are a couple of the best articles I found so far:

Getting That Film Look (http://www.creativecow.net/articles/graham_doug/film_look/)

Making Video Look Like Film (http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/film_look.html)

Shoot Video to Look Like Film (http://www.videouniversity.com/filmtovi.htm)

02-12-2004, 07:19 AM
QT's stuff is okay but I wouldn't rely on it for final output. It's good for having fun stuff.

There's plugins for DFX from Speedsix and a set from another company I forget the name but the plug is called Big film.

Speedsix's Monster boxes have a good film plug. You can get their demo on the site. www.speedsix.com.

Also in DFX you can do a pull down. I think there is a tutorial on that matter on eyeon's site.

Lot's of fun ahead of you.

02-12-2004, 09:44 AM
Take a look at the "Magic bullet plugin for After effects"

02-12-2004, 03:37 PM
Also try this link: http://www.bigfx.com/

Nice for the price.

02-13-2004, 12:56 PM
Man at 500.00 I hope it does something good.
I was surprised to not to see to many samples on the
site. I have heard it works well.
Here is what I want to know. What is its most
important features?



02-13-2004, 02:33 PM
I appreciate the assistance everybody. I read a lot of the info on the sites and just seeing what the plug ins are trying to accomplish lets you know the kinds of tweaks you have to do. I think we are onto something pretty good now.

Romain - the speed six stuff looks pretty cool. I think we added it to our future purchase wish list!

Thanks again.


02-13-2004, 04:15 PM
Hey Bob, I would go easy on the "surprised to not see many samples" - I found myself referring back to this site to make sure I was ordering the correct plug-in for T3 as your site is a little um, sparse in descriptions of the products. :D

02-13-2004, 04:30 PM
Yeah guess I am guilty as charged.
I was better at it before but I have been so
overwhelmed with ideas and work lately I have
let it slide a bit.
StrobeFX and Multicam have really not gotten anything
on the site. I need a bit more there.
SoftFX for TED has stuff if you go in the front
OneTouch I think has stuff and the link works ;)