Dirty Looks – To Grain Or Not To Grain

June 8, 2016
Dan Moran C.S.I.

Adding grain can help add a wonderful cinematic feel to a project but in the world of heavy compression is it a smart decision?


I recently had the displeasure of sorting out some major issues caused by adding grain to a project.

I love grain. I mean I LOVE grain!

For me as soon as the client requests a print style look I almost instinctively pull out my favouriteĀ film grain and never look back.

Unfortunately, one job went quite badly wrong because of this and it has made me rethink my need for grain on a project.

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