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#1 Ramiro Teran

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

Hi Guys,
I'm using Sony EX1, I shoot 1080P.
Any advice in post (sony vegas 10) to get some film texture?
I'm not talking about lightning or DOP, just need some matte texture for some shots. Is there a plug in out there? maybe some tricks with what I already have?
Thanks !!
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#2 Joseph Arch

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:21 PM

What do you mean by film texture or matte texture?
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#3 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

Joseph, I assume he means getting the look of film or a non-glossy look which is more similar to film than to digital.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:37 AM

Ok, that's what he means. Well, that's not going to happen. You can try to fool the audience by making them think it looks like film. Your best route would be heavy colour correction and compositing.
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#5 Ramiro Teran

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:00 AM

Thanks Matthew,
That's exactly what I need, take the glossy away, any tricks?
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

Ramiro;
When it comes to getting a specific look, you gotta start it all in camera, on set, and then finish it up in post. As you've already shot, there isn't too too much you can do. If it's "slick," in the lighting and set design in the first place, it'll be slick through post. I'd see if you can find someone with the Tifen DX plugins, which is all the "Tiffen filters in digital form," which'll allow you to go through a lot of filters/looks to get what you need. W/o seeing the footage or knowing exactly what you want there isn't too much advice I can give. You could also milk out the shadows a bit, but that normally looks pretty bad in my taste/opinion.
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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:16 AM

Underexpose. I'm not that big a fan of adding noise and grain in post, unless it's to match other elements, but noise or grain can be less objectionable than (say) compression artefacts.

Experimentation is key.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

It is too late for your current project unfortunately. For the future...

I know of three plugins/solutions in digital post-production for low budget filmmakersd who want the "film" look. They are called, Super 8 camera, 16mm camera and Super 16mm camera. You pick one, shoot with it and then transfer your footage to digital.

If you want digital, shoot with digital. If you want film, shoot with film. Kind of like an oil painter asking how he can get the water colour look.
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#9 Ramiro Teran

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

Thank you Adrian !!
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#10 Ramiro Teran

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

Thank you Phil, I'll try that.
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