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Grindhouse look

Post by Kellockx » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:57 pm

Does anyone have a plugin for Adobe Premiere, an effect like they use in Death Proof, Planet Terror and the fake trailers ?

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Post by Kentertainment » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:16 pm

Well considering they actually shot it on film and then took the film and actually scratched it I don't think you're going to get that exact vintage look. It looks as if they sort of desaturated it a very small bit and increased the warmer colors. You might want to put a little film grain with some sort of plug-in that simulates old footage and then adjust that so it doesn't look like early 1900's old.

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Post by Knightly » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:33 pm

If you're just looking to rough up the image like they did (to emulate the crappy short end filmstock they used back then), drop the saturation a bit, push the darks darker and the whites brighter to stretch that out and over/under expose it...then apply a film grain filter to a separate layer with relatively large grain and change the composite mode to multiply or overlay (so it picks up the color of the stuff underneath). The look they were going for was cheap film...because that's what was used in the original grindhouse indies.
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Re: RE: Grindhouse look

Post by Ornsack » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:05 pm

The best plugin I've seen for that kinda effect is 'Cinelook' for After Effects.

Sadly renders are more like those of a 3D package than a grading package, so long films could take weeks!
Kentertainment wrote:Well considering they actually shot it on film
Nearly! Remember Rodriguez doesn't shoot on film any more ;) (although I imagine they scratched a film print version of the movie)
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Re: RE: Grindhouse look

Post by Zacatac927 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:18 pm

Ornsack wrote:
Kentertainment wrote:Well considering they actually shot it on film
Nearly! Remember Rodriguez doesn't shoot on film any more ;) (although I imagine they scratched a film print version of the movie)

dang, you beat me too it
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Post by Vor » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:15 pm

Robert Rodriguez said he screwed up his film digitally while Tarantino said he just kicked his film around and cr**.

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Post by Firestorm » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:58 am

If you want a decent free way to add at least the film scratches, download VirtualDub and this plugin: http://www.compression.ru/video/old_cin ... ex_en.html

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Re: RE: Grindhouse look

Post by Kentertainment » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:51 am

Ornsack wrote:
Kentertainment wrote:Well considering they actually shot it on film
Nearly! Remember Rodriguez doesn't shoot on film any more ;) (although I imagine they scratched a film print version of the movie)
GARDOCK! I've been reading "Rebel Without A Crew" too much.

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Post by Firestorm » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:24 pm

Enjoyable book, ain't it? :)

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Post by Zacatac927 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:05 pm

fabulous book... im on my fourth time reading it
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Post by Gyro » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:33 pm

Nerds.
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Post by Zacatac927 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:11 pm

Gyro wrote:Nerds.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Grindhouse look

Post by Kentertainment » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:01 am

Zacatac927 wrote:
Gyro wrote:Nerds.
Gyro wrote:If you're truely getting interested in being a cinematographer, I highly recommend this book, it's amazing.

http://www.filmtools.com/anwilcinwor4.html

21 different cinematographers work through this ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) workshop and explain just about everything they're doing. It's some sweet shiz!
**cough cough** sorry what was that?
Hehehe, as Dr. Lucien Sanchez once said, "Suck on that!" As for the book, it really is fabulous.

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Post by Ornsack » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:42 am

Ha ha!

I've been after 'Rebel' for years but whenever I have money I forget about it :(
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Post by kene555 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:52 pm

Anyone read DV Rebel's Guide to Filmmaking? Great read, very interesting.
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