By - ohshit4
Step 1) is shoot on a cloudy day, or near dusk. Everything is pretty low contrast by default (pay close attention to the shadows being cast on the ground or behind objects). This is really the biggest thing.
Step 2) Add a subtle contrast curve, and while doing so lift your black point slightly, and pull down the white point with a very smooth roll off on the shoulder. Probably also need to pull the mid town density down a touch - but much of this would be handled by just controlling the light and shooting at the right time of day.
Step 3) Push a bit of cyan into the whites, and warm (more yellow than red) tones into the mids and shadows. (Go further than you need to and then pull it back). I’d do it with the curved panel using individual channels but you’ve got options.
Step 4) massage the saturation as needed.
Step 5) Experiment with film grain. It’s probably best to do using film grain stock footage as an overlay so it isn’t just a fixed pattern, but there are some plugins that do a good job. Dehancer and Film Convert are popular.
**edit:** Someone below mentioned adding diffusion, and I definitely should have mentioned that. The classic go-to these days is typically 1/4 or 1/8 black pro mist, but I’d experiment with Hollywood black magic or even black satin here as well.
Could be worth trying out a [Kodak Cine film powergrade](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brPPM05NK_0) in resolve to closer match the coloration of film, this guys fantastic for giving it out free
Did this mother fucker actually say massage the saturation?
I stand by it. 🙃
But I understood him perfectly
You’re an angel.
Wow, I know nothing about filmmaking so just reading this is so fucking cool. Like, it is just second nature to y’all. I find it so fascinating lmAooooo
To be fair… it’s literally my job. ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
You have to get a helmet and a bike.
Grow a mustache
Would not recommend a mustache, but *for this look* it evidently is required.
Sounds like someone can't grow a moustache
Says he can grow a mustache, but chooses not too because he is not a sheep.
Is a sheep by saying sheep.
Is a _______ by saying __________.
Everything seems so soft, yet texturized. There is a moody tone that i cant seem to put in my grades. I know that these kind of posts might be recurrent and i thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have
What glass are you using to compare with this, if you've done any test or actual shooting?
Mess around with some of the film textures in premiere and fade/grain. This is a bit desaturated and green tinted as well, contrast, highlights and whites are down, shadows seem up to compensate for less black
Since you're probably digital, you'll have to desaturate and then adjust the lighting. DaVinci is pretty good for that
Grow a mustache?
shoot on 16mm and it will look better than this
Me, a visual learner: just look at it
What is it about this frame that you want to copy? The color grade? The focal length?
The color grade, yes
Desatueate and multiply layer, adjust opacity to taste
C'mon, too easy.
Raise the black level to around100 nits. Add some grain. Add film density.
You'll have to go to goodwill in order to find shoes like that if you don't have a pair in the back of the closet.
First you need a bike, a cool jacket and a helmet!
Maybe... just maybe you're looking for diffusion filter.
Buy two motorcycles.
Go to a 3rd world country.
Buy a brown jacket, grow a moustache, and hop on a motorcycle?
Get some celluloid
Looks like slight saturation. Almost gives me a 70s western look, I dig
Edit: Why the dislike? >_>
Don't worry about other people look get the best of yourself! If you are not that cool it doesn't matter trying getting a motorcycle.