Let’s take a look at a few methods for creating a grading staple: the vintage film look. There are a variety of flaws you can use to simulate the look of older film.
• Film printed over many generations of internegatives loses the dense blacks and highlight detail of first-generation prints, and it suffers from the introduction of even more grain. Repeated printing also introduces increased potential for white dust spots (dust on the negative blocking light during printing).
• Some photochemically developed print stocks that have remained in storage for a long time suffer from faded color. Some dyes fade faster than others, depending on the stock, resulting in yellowish or magenta casts in old color film prints.
• It’s ...