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Tim Goodaker
Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 12:23:52 pm

Hi Creative Cow community,

I am in my final year of university and for my final piece I am planning to recreate the Super8/ Film look in After Effects. I have filmed on Super8 and am going through the motions to try and recreate this is post.

I am going to test the magic bullet plug-in but would also like to try alternative methods,

Any information, tips and links on this would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks

Tim


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 3:15:55 pm

There have been many, many posts in the COW's forums over the years on how to achieve film-like looks from video footage. Try a forum search, then make a post on what you've tried and what's not working with what you've tried.

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Tim Goodaker
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:52:35 pm

Thanks for replying Michael,

I am going to look through the forum and try a few of the suggested techniques. I am planning to shoot a music video and include some of the film look aspects. The video is going to be very natural so hopefully this look we compliment the piece.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 3:16:33 pm

One of the basic things is the frame rate. What's the frame rate of your Super 8 footage?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tim Goodaker
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:44:49 pm

Hi Dave,

Thank you for replying to my post. My test footage was shot at 24 fps but I may also try shooting some test footage at 18fps for contrast. I am planing to shoot a music video on a Canon 7D and then use the skills/ resources I've learnt to create a film look to this footage.

I would love to do the whole thing on celluloid but money/time isn't on my side. The contrast of new and old technologies will also make for an interesting project. I am fairly new to using celluloid so I am learning a lot.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 10:42:22 pm

Unless this project is for web-only, stick with 23.976 (aka 24p) frames/sec. 18 fps will be the source of headaches otherwise.

Besides, I don't think those Canon cameras shoot at 18 fps.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Chris Wright
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 5:45:08 pm

this free old film project will blow your mind.

http://www.mediafire.com/?edfu5t8xjo2uhj8

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Tim Goodaker
Re: Recreating the Super8/Film Look
on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:58:06 pm

Thanks for replying Chris,

This looks looks, great there are aspects from the piece which will help me in my project thanks!


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