You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

70's film

Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 6:29am

Post 1 of 9

Thriller

Force: 395 | Joined: 7th Jun 2005 | Posts: 169

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Can anybody tell me how to get that 70's film look. I just watched amittyville horror and loved the home movie look from the 70's. is this possible?
Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 9:02am

Post 2 of 9

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Heh. You want to know how to make your home movies look like home movies? If you are using a video camera, this should not be a problem. smile

I'm sure someone can come up with a preset to help you along though. Maybe I'll dig out a 70's movie and see if I can find the look you are after.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 6:50am

Post 3 of 9

Thriller

Force: 395 | Joined: 7th Jun 2005 | Posts: 169

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

yeah. that is pretty obvious that all i have to use is my camera dude. lol. I was just talking about the certian texture the video has. idk. maybe i should just go use a 70's video camera..that might work. thanks anyways.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 7:30am

Post 4 of 9

sfbmovieco

Force: 2354 | Joined: 19th Mar 2002 | Posts: 1552

VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Good luck converting it to something you can use on your computer wink

I wouldn't dismiss Axe so easily, he's good at what he does and probably has a little bit more experience at it. surprised
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 8:41pm

Post 5 of 9

Thriller

Force: 395 | Joined: 7th Jun 2005 | Posts: 169

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

oh no. i dint mean to make it sound like i was at all. I was just trying to figure out some different ways. you know. Axe knows a heck of a lot more than i do. lol. so...hmm..70' filmage....
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 9:30pm

Post 6 of 9

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Heh. I was mostly joking, really. I played with making a preset, and got something OK, but it won't be posted for a while, as I already have a bunch pending.

If you want to play with it in the meantime, load yourself a clip into Elab, and grade it thusly:

First off, reduce the contrast a bit. I went to 0.84 but that will vary from clip to clip. Once you set the other grading controls, you will get an idea of the overall result, then adjust them individually to your liking.

Second, and a tiny bit of noise. 0.03 or so. Don't make it obvious. If you are not sure whether it is having any effect or not, then it should be about right.

Finally, reduce the saturation some. I went to 0.88.

This should get you in the ballpark, so now modify away until you get the look you are after.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jan 2006, 9:51am

Post 7 of 9

Wizard

Force: 5941 | Joined: 18th Jul 2003 | Posts: 555

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker Windows User

SuperUser

djconspiracy wrote:

Can anybody tell me how to get that 70's film look. I just watched amittyville horror and loved the home movie look from the 70's. is this possible?
I created and submitted a preset, which has recently been accepted, in the attempt to help you. It wasn't until later (after I had gotten some sleep) that I realized the preset I submitted will not be of any use to you, as it is only accepted by VisionLab HD. There are changes I can make that could get similar results, but that would only make it compatible with CompositeLab Pro and possibly the DV version.

I have never seen Amityville horror, and my version looks quite a bit different than what Axeman has suggested, but I have been told that it is pretty close to what 70's home film looked like. I would like to be able to help you out, but I do not believe EffectsLab DV has the required filters that I need/use to create this effect. When I have some more time I will give this another try, but until then, I hope you find a solution which works for you.

Good luck.
Wizard.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jan 2006, 4:19pm

Post 8 of 9

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

I submitted one as well, which is up now, that is compatible with every program FXhome makes. Hopefully it is the look you are after.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jan 2006, 6:51am

Post 9 of 9

Thriller

Force: 395 | Joined: 7th Jun 2005 | Posts: 169

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

wow. thank you so much for your help. you guys rock. thats why i love this website so much, we all help one another out. thanks again.