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#1 Paul Minor

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:09 AM

hi,

i'm looking for some ideas on ways to distress prints to achieve a look similar to the following video:



what can i pour on the print? soak it in? can i bake it? any ideas would be much appreciated. not interested in any sort of visual effects/post solution. organic processes only.

thanks in advance,

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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:50 PM

Well Paul, I can't say this with certainty, as I never saw this video when it was enjoying its run on MTV, but I'm pretty sure that all of this film distress is simulated digitally, although it was probably a real film shoot.

The effects *simulated* here are editing marks (scratching emulsion off of a film print), random emulsion scratching, edge fog (difficult to control, but maybe doable with a light leak through the back of the film, the base, for the red look), and finally damaged sprockets, again difficult to simulate.

There's also improper framing which may be doable in some telecine machines.

Are you making a print or finishing by scanning the negative? Some of these effects are impossible to do physically do to just a negative and have them look the way they look here, as these are (simulated?) print effects.

Hope this helps!

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