Grain Management 101

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Most compositors know that the first thing they should do to a shot is de-grain it.  They also know that they have to add back grain at the end before delivery.  A shot delivered without grain is unacceptable work.  And it needs to match what was given.

As a result, there are a myriad of grain management tools out there.  In my experience however, they’re often used completely incorrectly.

A good VFX supervisor has a particular kind of check that they do.  It drives compositors crazy.  Especially the ones that don’t know how to handle grain well.

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