Film School: The Film Look

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Tools for making your digital footage look more like it was shot on film.

In Post

Film Riot offers their step-by-step workflow for Getting the Film Look with Digital Footage in Davinci Resolve:

Colour grader Cullen Kelly demonstrates a more in-depth process for achieving a film emulation look in DaVinci Resolve:

Brandon Li demonstrates Dehancer, a film emulation plugin for DaVinci Resolve:

In Camera

To counter the inherently clinical look of most modern digital cameras, many YouTubers, such as YCImaging, recommend using a diffusion filter on your lens…

… while others, such as cammackey, argue that halation, not diffusion, is more characteristic of film (with examples):

Filter manufacturer Tiffen offers this ‘Triangle of Diffusion‘, mapping the range of effects of their various diffusion filters…

via Tiffen

… and provides an exhaustive comparison of their various diffusion varieties:

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