GO PREMIUM WITH THE SUPER 8 FILM GRAIN OVERLAYS COLLECTION
Authentic super 8 film grain overlays. Each file has a different subtlety in terms of tint and texture
- 82 super 8 grain files
- You also get 37 clips showing the visible area of the film frame with the sprocket hole
- Each clip’s duration is a loopable 9 to 10 seconds
- The files are 1080P Quicktime Pro Res. You will need 8GB of space on your hard drive
This collection will surely a great way for you to make your videos look like it was shot on film
How it was made
We created these amazing film grain overlays by shooting with super 8 cameras on black, white and coloured cardboard papers. This experiment involved using different types of Kodak film stock (50D, 250D and 500T) under various light conditions.
The result is a wide range of tints, coarsenesses and texture subtleties. Once the filming was completed, the super 8 cartridges were sent to a professional lab for processing and then the film footage was digitized on a high res telecine scanner. The result of all this hard labour is now at your doorstep.
How to use these overlays
These Super 8 Film Grain Overlays are quicktime video files. They will work with any popular video editing software offering the blend mode feature. Softwares like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci and Final Cut Pro X are a sure shot.
Drop the film grain file of your choice in the timeline, place it over your footage and experiment with the blend modes. Depending on the clip that you choose, some blend modes will work better than others. The “Overlay” and “Soft light” modes are the ones that most often work, but interesting experiments can be done with other modes like “Multiply”, “Darken”, “Screen” or “Lighten”.
To achieve a certain desired look, you could also need to tweak the film grain by adjusting functions like opacity, brightness, contrast, levels, curves, saturation and sharpen. Sometimes, adding more than one layer of grain over your footage can bring some superior richness to the image. To extend the length of the effect, simply loop it by copying and pasting it along your timeline.
Super 8 film grain with frame and sprocket hole.
Creativity has no limits, so they are many ways you can manipulate these colourful video files. This is not an exact science and that’s the fun of the game. Just mess with whatever looks awesome.
Digital video is convenient, not expensive and it allows to create content very quickly. Another good thing about it is that it is very clean. There’s no artefact of the image like we used to see in the old movies. We could say that it is a good thing, but once in a while, we kind of miss the good old unwanted accident. But shooting with real film is expensive, so that’s where we come in. Blending the imperfections of old film effects with digital footage can sometimes add a warmth to the image.
This Super 8 Film Grain Overlay is a quicktime video file. It will work with any decent video editing software offering the blend mode tool. Softwares like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro X are a sure shot. Drop the film grain file in the timeline, place it over your footage and experiment with the blend modes. For this file, the sceen and the lighten modes usually work well. To achieve a better result, you will maybe need to tweak the film grain by adjusting the opacity, the brightness, the contrast, the levels, the curves, the saturation and the sharpening. To extend the length of the effect, simply loop it by copying and pasting it along your timeline.
Enjoy the free file and while you are here, make sure that you take a look at our other old film effects.
Would it be better in 4K?
Because super 8 mm film grain has a very gritty texture (Coarser than 1080P pixelization), getting it in 4K may not be a necessary thing. Using our HD files over your 4K footage will surely make the job just right.
How to download the Super 8 Film Grain Overlays?
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The Legal Stuff
These Super 8 Film Grain Overlays are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to sell or redistribute these video files. For more details visit the Terms and Conditions page.
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