In this assignment I wanted to try and replicate the look of an old retro stock of film. I used After Effects to do the initial grade and grain effects, and then used Magic Bullet Looks to boost the saturation and contrast of the image to crush some of the blacks.

This was also used as a test of my new Sigma 24-70 f2.8 lens. I'm attempting to dial in where the soft spots are the focus of this lens. At 2.8 it can get very hit or miss. My plan is do some more tests with a wider depth of field. Somewhere near the f4-f5.6 range and see what I get. :)

Camera: Canon 7D
Lenses: Sigma 24-70 f2.8
Editing: Premiere Pro CS3
CC: After Effects CS3, Magic Bullet Looks 1.2
Music: Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts IV, Track 28

j vimeo.com/11691962

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…