DSLRs are fantastic. Great image, small, and have a close to film aesthetic. Aside from dynamic range, the main difference between an HDSLR’s image and film’s is grain. Grain carries such a warm organic feel to it. It kind of smooths over the whole image. Thanks to the folks over at CineGrain.com we can now bring that look and feel to our digital projects. With their indie collection its now very affordable to get a pack with tons of different film scans and effects.
I also love how simple it is to apply these scans. Simply drop them in your NLE set their composition mode to “Overlay” and boom. You’re in business
Check out their video above to learn more. Also watch the two videos I shot using their 8mm and 35mm scans.