Authentic super 8 film grain overlays. Each file has a different subtlety in terms of tint and texture

  • 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.

Bonus Files

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.

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We all love Super 8mm Film Grain

Super 8 Film Grain is a unique texture that can upgrade the production value of your work by giving it a nostalgic charm. When manipulating our super 8 files correctly, you can actually give the impression that your video was shot on real film.


film grain is simply special and pretty

Digital video is clean and convenient, but it sometimes looks a little bit plastic and sterile. Video makers sometimes want to give their footage the depth, warmth and personality that only film can give. There is just something about the mood, the vibe and the feel of film.

We all love the look of film, but shooting a project with Super 8 equipment can surely become a long, arduous, unpredictable and costly process. Here at Film Looks, we offer tools that will help video makers bring their vision to life at low cost and with little time spending. What we offer is a large assortment of super 8mm film grain variations. They were captured with real film cameras using real film stock. This collection of film overlays is a wonderful tool that will help video editors fulfilling their aesthetic needs.

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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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If you are having trouble downloading a file, we recommend you try with a different browser and if you are experiencing troubles unzipping with winrar, try 7zip software instead. Sorry for the very large files, but heavy means quality.


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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