fim burn

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by slinky0390, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. slinky0390 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005
    hey there, i am new to final cut express and im looking to do a film burn overlay on some clips. this is an example of what im looking to do.. i know i need to overlay a clip and change the opacity of it but im not sure exactly what to do
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois

    I'm not sure how to make a film "strip", but there's a way to impersonate it.
    You could download some sort of film strip and overlay it but I've never tried that.

    Open up your color corrector, and keyframe the video going from normal, to super bright, it should happen within about 5 frames.
  3. skimaxpower Guest

    Jan 13, 2006
    If I remember correctly, Adobe After Effects has a "film burn" effect. Not sure if you have access to that expensive little piece of software though.
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    That's a good start, but there's much more going on in an actual film burn. In conjunction with the 5-frame brightness keyframe, I'd also add some orange/yellow with the color corrector. Also, use the three-way color corrector to make the blacks orange/reddish. And make the adjustments as random as you can, keeping in mind that it's a quick progression of flashes and colors, which build up to a full wash out of the image. Aside from that, there's not much else i can say. Except that you should look into Magic Bullet, it would be good as it adds flicker, dust, wear, and film gran to video and looks really good.
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    Film burns are very popular in skateboard videos, and many many amature skateboard film makers try to emulate film burns.

    Unfortunately I think that the ones done in professional videos are either taken from actually burnt 16 mm film, or they have purchased stock footage

    such as this, or this the second link links to several good examples.

    Unfortunately, 500 USD is way out of my price range for something like a film burn.

    One way people have achieve film burns in a similar way is to film a candle in a dark room and film it while zoomed in a good amount.

    You could try that.
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    randomly changing the sliders on the 'general convolution' filter tends to yield a nice washed out/burned/contrasty/cross-processed look.

    At least for me.
  7. Rickay726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2005
    New Jersey
  8. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002

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