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Tools for making your digital footage look more like it was shot on film.
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:
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…
… and provides an exhaustive comparison of their various diffusion varieties:
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