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marsthgodofwar
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Using Film Grain Effects in a Unique way: Prequel Trilogy + Rogue One into a New Prequel Trilogy
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11-Dec-2019, 3:53 PM
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11-Dec-2019, 3:56 PM
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marsthgodofwar
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FreezingTNT2 said:

Just a point, film grain is distracting and takes you out of the experience, regardless if it’s natural or artificial. Sure, the CGI backgrounds are obviously CGI, but why not make them a bit “blurry” (but not too much) to make them feel less fake?

ChainsawAsh said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

Just a point, film grain is distracting and takes you out of the experience, regardless if it’s natural or artificial. Sure, the CGI backgrounds are obviously CGI, but why not make them a bit “blurry” (but not too much) to make them feel less fake?

Counterpoint: I disagree with this entirely. Film grain is not distracting and does not take me out of the experience. In fact, it tends to draw me in more.

Obviously it’s possible to go too far to the point where it is distracting, but in general, the lack of any type of film grain will distract me more than its presence.

I agree with both of you to some extent. I love the look of 4K77 with the sandiness of Tatooine’s footage, it really sucks you in. I also feel that anyone who decides to watch an Attack of the Clones edit and sees film grain on an obviously shot-on-digital movie will think it is stupid. My use of film grain aims not to trick the audience into thinking it is shot on film, it is more to enhance the visuals. I was struck by not only how much more gritty and moody some of the shots looked with film grain + color correction, but by how much better it sold the motion of CGI backgounds.

IlFanEditore said:

I’d really really like to see some screenshots or clips.

I will be sure to do so in the next couple of days. Apologies for not having anything ready to show off. It won’t be too much trouble to whip something up, I’ll probably just make a compilation of some of the edited scenes + the ones that look good with film grain.