How to create Analogue Film Effects in your digital videos...

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the channel. Today, we’re diving into the world of film aesthetics and how you can achieve that classic film look using the Dehancer Pro Plugin.

 

Whether you’re a filmmaker, a colourist, or just someone passionate about video,

this episode will give you all the insights that you need to add that vintage touch to your projects.

 

FILM EMULATION LUTS

 

Dehancer Pro also offers a variety of inbuilt film emulation LUTs.

 

These LUTs are designed to mimic the colour profiles of various classic film stocks.

LUTs, or Look-Up Tables, are a powerful and efficient tool for experimenting with different looks in your video projects.

These pre-defined colour grading profiles can quickly transform the colour and tone of your footage with just a few clicks,

allowing you to explore various aesthetic options in a fraction of the time it would take to manually grade each clip.

Each LUT applies specific transformations to the colours in your footage, mimicking the characteristics of different film stocks, lighting conditions, or creative styles.

 

This makes LUTs an excellent starting point for your colour grading process, providing a solid base that you can further refine and customise to achieve the perfect look for your project.

With Dehancer Pro, you have access to a wide range of inbuilt film emulation LUTs, making it easier than ever to add a professional, film-like quality to your videos.

With Dehancer Pro, achieving the perfect film look is incredibly straightforward.

Simply start by selecting the camera and colour profile that you used for your shoot.

This ensures that the base settings are accurately aligned with your footage.

From there, you can easily navigate the intuitive drop-down menu to choose your desired film stock.

 

Whether you want the vibrant colours of Fujifilm or the classic tones of Kodak Vision 3, Dehancer offers a variety of options that emulate the unique characteristics of these iconic film stocks.

This streamlined process allows you to quickly and effortlessly apply a professional, filmic aesthetic to your videos, making it a valuable tool for any filmmaker or colourist looking to enhance their work.

 

With these LUTs, you can explore different styles and find the perfect match for your project’s aesthetic needs.

 

FILM GRAIN

 

Let’s start with film grain. But what exactly is it? Film grain refers to the small, random texture found in analog film.

It’s caused by the microscopic silver particles in the film stock that create the image.

Historically, film grain was simply a byproduct of the film development process. However, it has become an aesthetic choice in modern filmmaking.

 

So, why use film grain in this digital age? It adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia, giving your digital footage a timeless quality.

In the fashion film I made, I used film grain to evoke a sense of classic elegance and to make the visuals feel more organic.

The subtle addition of grain makes a significant difference, transforming the clean digital image into something with more character and depth.

The amount of film grain you apply is a creative choice that can significantly alter the viewing experience for your audience.

Thicker levels of film grain can make the image less detailed, evoking a nostalgic, home video style, and sometimes even a painterly effect.

In contrast, a fine amount of grain can add a barely noticeable texture that subtly brings the image to life.

 

Dehancer Pro offers a variety of easy options for film grain, including 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, and 65mm formats, along with intuitive sliders to adjust the intensity.

This flexibility allows you to tailor the grain effect to perfectly match your creative vision.

 

HALATION

 

Halation is the glowing effect you see around bright light sources in film photography.

This happens when the light goes through the film emulsion and reflects off the back of the film base, creating a red halo effect.

Halation is interesting because it adds a dreamy, almost surreal quality to your footage.

 

In the fashion film I made, I used halation to soften the edges of the bright lights and add a touch of dreaminess to the scenes.

Notice how the highlights bloom and create that distinctive filmic glow? It’s subtle but makes a big impact on the overall feel of the footage.

 

By incorporating halation, you can soften harsh highlights and introduce a subtle red halo that enhances the emotional impact of your scenes.

It’s particularly effective in fashion films and other artistic projects, where creating an ethereal, otherworldly atmosphere can elevate the visual storytelling.

 

Using Dehancer Pro, you can easily control the intensity and spread of halation to suit your creative needs.

 

OVERSCAN

 

Moving on to over scan. Over scan simulates the exposed edges of film, including the sprocket holes and other artefacts that you don’t typically see in the final frame.

This effect is interesting because it reminds us of the physicality of film. It’s a way to break the perfect, clean lines of digital video and add a touch of rawness.

 

In my fashion film, I used over scan to give some scenes an unpolished, behind-the-scenes look, which adds another layer to the style of the film.

It feels more like you’re peeking into a real moment, rather than a perfectly curated digital frame.

 

BLOOM

 

Bloom is a visual effect that adds a soft, glowing quality to the brightest parts of an image, creating a dreamy and ethereal atmosphere.

In traditional film stock, bloom occurs naturally due to the way light interacts with the film emulsion.

 

When a bright light source hits the film, it scatters and diffuses, causing the highlights to spread slightly beyond their boundaries.

This results in a gentle, halo-like glow around bright areas, contributing to the warm, organic feel often associated with classic film photography.

 

In digital filmmaking, bloom can be used creatively to evoke a range of emotions and styles.

For example, a subtle bloom effect can enhance the softness and romance of a scene, making it ideal for fashion films, romantic sequences, or any visual narrative that benefits from a touch of elegance.

On the other hand, a more pronounced bloom effect can create a surreal or fantastical look, often used in dream sequences, flashbacks, or stylistic music videos to set them apart from the rest of the footage.

 

With Dehancer Pro, adjusting the bloom effect is straightforward and highly customisable.

The plugin provides sliders that allow you to control the intensity and spread of the bloom, giving you precise control over how much glow you want to introduce to your highlights.

You can experiment with different levels of bloom to see how they impact your footage, from a barely noticeable enhancement that adds a subtle, magical touch to a more dramatic glow that significantly alters the mood and visual style of your project.

This flexibility makes bloom a versatile tool in your colour grading toolkit, enabling you to tailor the effect to suit the specific needs and creative vision of each project.

Bloom is fascinating because it creates a gentle, ethereal atmosphere. In my fashion film, I used bloom to enhance the softness of the lighting, giving the visuals a more romantic and timeless feel.

 

Check out how the highlights bloom gently, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal of the footage.

 

USING DEHANCER PRO

 

Dehancer Pro is a powerful tool because it combines all these features into one easy-to-use interface.

You have sliders and settings to adjust film grain, halation, over scan, LUTs, and bloom, allowing you to fine-tune the look you want.

Each feature is meticulously designed to replicate the authentic characteristics of traditional film, giving you the tools to craft a truly cinematic experience.

Whether you’re adding the subtle texture of film grain, the ethereal glow of bloom, or the nostalgic imperfections of over scan, Dehancer Pro makes it simple and intuitive.

Having all these features in one place streamlines my workflow, making it faster and more efficient to achieve the desired film look.

I no longer need to jump between different plugins or software to apply various effects; everything I need is right here in Dehancer Pro.

The intuitive interface allows me to make precise adjustments quickly, from tweaking the intensity of film grain to selecting the perfect film stock LUT.

This integration not only saves time but also ensures consistency across my projects. That’s why I’ve integrated Dehancer Pro into my workflow and plan to use it regularly.

 

It’s become an indispensable part of my colour grading process, enabling me to bring my creative vision to life with ease and efficiency.

 

OUTRO

So, if you’re looking to add that authentic film look to your videos, I highly recommend trying out Dehancer Pro.

I’ve been really impressed with it and will certainly be adding it to my workflow on the right projects.

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