Easily Add a Cinematic Look to Your Footage with Film Grain Overlays

WHAT IS FILM GRAIN?

Film Grain or “Movie Grain” is an optical effect referring to the granular or sand-like appearance due to the analog photographic process in photographic film. The amount of film grain texture one will see depends on both the film stock and the definition it is viewed at. Digital cinematography has eliminated film grain traditionally found in film. In digital cameras, the closest physical equivalents of film grains are the pixels. Unlike pixels, film grain does not represent the limit of resolution as film grains are randomly distributed and vary in size.

 

WHY ADD FILM GRAIN?

Besides easily achieving that classic or cinematic film look, film grain overlays can fix plastic looking footage which de-noising can cause. Adding film grain texture to your footage can also help reduce color banding when compressing videos for the web, and film grain can increase the perceived sharpness of your image.

 

“’I can’t stand digital filmmaking, it’s TV in public” ~ Quentin Tarantino

PREMIUM 8MM FILM GRAIN

The standard 8mm film format was developed by the Kodak company during the Great Depression. Standard 8mm film stock and cameras have been the preferred tools of amateur cineastes and old-school home videographers since their respective debut in 1932. Get a quick and easy retro look for your film with this premium 8mm film grain overlay pack.

8MM FILM GRAIN PLATES INCLUDE:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100D
  • Kodak Vision3 200T
  • Kodak Vision3 250D
  • Kodak Vision3 500T

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PREMIUM 16MM FILM GRAIN

If you’re looking for a film grain effect to use on your film projects, these premium quality 16mm film grain plates are the closest you can get to the real thing. Instantly achieve that classic film look by adding these premium quality overlays to your footage.

16MM FILM GRAIN PLATES INCLUDE:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D
  • Kodak Vision3 250D
  • Kodak Vision3 500T
  • Kodak Vision3 Archival
  • Kodak Tri-X Reversal

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PREMIUM 35MM FILM GRAIN

35mm film is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures that creates a finer-grained negative and print for flat widescreen films. Instantly achieve that 35mm film look by adding these premium quality 35mm film grain overlays to your footage.

35MM FILM GRAIN PLATES INCLUDE:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D
  • Kodak Vision3 200T
  • Kodak Ektachrome 400T
  • Kodak Tri-X Reversal

More details at FilmOverlay