Category: ‘Filmmaking’

Adding Film grain in Resolve

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For those looking to add film grain in Davinci Resolve there are probably at least three ways I can think of doing this off the top of my head but for today I wanted to share a method using a 35mm film grain scan combined with a NODE and EXTERNAL MATTE which can offer a lot of flexibility and advantages. …

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Nice grade in Sony Catalyst Browse

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Below are some frame grabs from a recent series of commercial spots my production company was hired to shoot for Philips, which I worked as the Director of Photography on. The looks shown here are not the final grade and only the result of some playing around in Sony Catalyst Browse software which I have been using since it’s release …

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Logmar Super 8mm film camera

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For those who aren’t aware, film is back.   Recently I had a chance to test a beta version of the Logmar Super 8mm film camera combined with a c-mount Schneider 6-66mm zoom lens on my Steadicam. The camera & lens is owned by local Toronto film camera fanatic and serious enthusiast Nick Kovats. I have to start off by saying this is no …

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Sony 3D LUTs test

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In an article of mine published earlier this year by titled “Replicating CineEI mode in Custom Mode on the F55“ I tested a way to simulate the look of S-Gamut3.cine in Custom Mode on the F55 camera using the built-in matrix presets. One of the obvious conclusions from the test was it showed just how different color is rendered …

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