Chapter 8. Emulating Film Stocks

Now that the use of motion-picture film is giving way to digital acquisition, many clients are beginning to express a desire to emulate the characteristics of film. There are a variety of ways you can do this, but before we continue, let’s take a look at three images that were acquired on film and telecine’d to video neutrally for future grading (Figure 8.1).


Figure 8.1 Three images that were actually shot on film

These three images are exposed very differently, using different stocks. However, even without the giveaway of a 24p frame rate, there are inherent characteristics that identify each image as “filmic”: ...

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