Friday, May 03, 2013

Holy Holga!!!

Very happy to report I discovered a possibly batch processable image effect that brings the vintage camera look to my Halfland footage that I thought I never could.

It's a Fake Barrel Distortion and Chromatic Aberration PS action written by Jeremy Birn. I combined it with other actions to vignette the edges a bit in the above test still but feel what Jeremy has created will provide the film with the magical storybook feel I so wanted. Thank you, Jeremy.

6 comments:

  1. Did you try this action on one of your test sequences?

    Especially the center looks quite blurry / distorted to me, and it would be a shame if to many of the delicate details would vanish due to the look.

    But despite my concerns here I love the look! It suits the image well!

    Plus it's really great to see how much progress you make! Hugs!

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  2. Wow, things are looking great. Love the camera effect and the clips look awesome. Nice job Shelley!

    -Jeff

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  3. Thanks, Jeff!

    Thanks, Jessica, you know I really love the analog looking blur and distortion this sort of action will impart, will be trying on a new test over the weekend, trying.

    I worked very hard for minute detail in the pupps, sets and props and then I'm deliberately intending to obliterate them with a cheap plastic camera lens effect!

    Certain key details will be featured with cut-aways in very close macro, but this transformation to something hopefully made more fantastical vs. realistic is what I've been after all along!

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  4. OH OH OH!!! This still posted in this post is LOW RES!!!! I forgot to add that!

    The high res actual footage will be much more smooth and detailed. But the still above gives the general thrust of the idea.

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  5. That makes sense! Gosh, I 'm sure this will be all astonishing!

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