How to achieve gritty, grimey look in film?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:38 PM
I think the operative point is that it has to be shot in the right way and that takes skill, and despite the name, there is no magic bullet.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:02 PM
You could get close to this look by anyone or all of the following:
- adding grain to taste
- crushing your blacks
- adding green tones into your image to taste
- Bleach bypass the image (in effect higher contrast, lower saturation) with a filter, then use curves and gamma to readjust the image's exposure
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:59 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:49 PM
lower color temperature (more greens)
increase contrast and crush blacks
you CAN desaturate, although its not necessary (screenshot #2 doesnt really look too desaturated).
easiest way to get grain is underexpose the shots, and increase ISO in post
the night shot (last screenshot) relies more on on-set effects (i.e. lighting/exposure) rather than post-production color grade.
You definitely don't need a several million dollar budget to achieve "gritty."
Now, on the other hand, exposing and grading something like Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN I would say requires some skill and $$$.