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Scratch FX by Warren Eagles

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This is my own personal Film garbage collection. Includes a variety of footage from Burns, Fog, Grain and Shash. The whole collection is 125 clips, each clip is between 5-10 seconds in length, totalling over 10GB of Apple ProRes 422 files at 1920 x 1080. Plus, some of the clips will loop! They can be used in any VFX or editing system, not just Resolve.

These are Royalty Free Clips you can use anytime with any system! These clips are Royalty Free for all uses: TVC, Film, Web, etc. by the purchaser only, cannot be copied, resold or repackaged.

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Scratch FX by Warren Eagles

 

I started collecting clips back in 1990 when I was a Telecine assistant. Directors often asked me to put the VTR into record and just ‘play’ with the film. This meant spooling the film fast, running it off the machine showing the sprockets, and the edge code.

As a roll of film got loaded into a camera often it would get exposed from the edges first, we call this edge fogging. Light leaking into the film magazine also gave great results. This was often a mistake but I saw this as a cool effect and would stay back and record these short sections to tape. A few directors even encouraged me to scratch their films, normally by spooling the film on to a dusty stairwell! Another common technique was to scratch the film with a scalpel just before it went threw the Telecine gate. Sometimes the film would literally fall apart creating some great effects as the sprocket holes fell across the scanning beam. I wasn’t popular with the early morning colorists who often wondered why they had shredded film scattered across their machines.

My collection was growing so I started looking at ways to expand it even more. I bought a Bolex 16mm film camera and managed to get some short end rolls from Kodak. As a cinematographer I broke all the rules, loaded badly, opened the magazine whilst filming so letting light in. I even exposed the negative after shooting by opening the film can. It was great fun.

So how could I capture film burning in the gate. I thought about hiring a cinema and filming the screen as the film burned, but couldn’t find any projectionists keen enough to jam their machines whilst creating a smoke filled room!

So I purchased an old 16mm projector and jammed that creating a great film burn, which I filmed with the Bolex. My problem here was I hadn’t expected so much smoke which subsequently set the smoke alarms off. After calming down the security guards I tapped the smoke alarms up with bin bags and continued.

The TV Video and VHS Shash was recorded in 1997 and once again it was a case of breaking all the rules. Recording NTSC tapes in PAL machines, pulling sync leads on VTRs and generally trying to wear VHS tapes out until I got some great dropout effects.


Get the 4 package Bundle for only:

ScratchFX Footage Bundle
Price: $299.00
Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles Including a variety of footage from Burns, Fog, Grain and Shash. 125 clips, 5-10 seconds long, in over 10GB of Apple ProRes 422 files.
or purchase them individually for $99 USD each.


Package #1 Burn


Package #1 Burn Sample


Film burning at different speeds and extremes.
Film burning and fogging
Small sparkle and dirt starts lightly and builds to heavy dust.
5 different types of Film Countdown leaders
Film Splices and tape joins

27 clips
1920 x 1080 Apple ProRes 422 @ 25fps

ScratchFX Package 1 Burn
Price: $99.00
Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles including Film burning at different speeds and extremes, Film burning and fogging, Small sparkle and dirt starts lightly and builds to heavy dust and more!

 


 

Package #2 Fog


Package #2 Fog Sample


Film fogging from the edge to the centre of the frame.
Small edge fogging.
Fogging around the sprocket holes.
Fogging builds as the camera is loaded.
Fogging trough print layers.
Super 8mm film spooling and warping
Green keyable film frames
Super 8mm sprockets
Sprockets double perf

34 clips
1920 x 1080 Apple ProRes 422 @ 25fps

ScratchFX Package 2 Fog
Price: $99.00
Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles including Film fogging from the edge to the centre of the frame, Small edge fogging, Fogging around the sprocket holes, Fogging builds as the camera is loaded and more!

 


 

Package #3 Film Grain


Package #3 Grain Sample


16mm grain at different levels Fine
16mm grain filmed from a TV set.
Wacky mattes, wipes and Vignettes
Film Optical Soundtracks and Keycode numbers
Film Safety numbers
Wet gate bubbles.

27 clips
1920 x 1080 Apple ProRes 422 @ 25fps

ScratchFX Package 3 Film-Grain
Price: $99.00
Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles including 16mm grain at different levels Fine, Wacky mattes, wipes and Vignettes, Film Optical Soundtracks and Keycode numbers and More!

 


 

Package #4 Shash


Package #4 Shash Sample


Video lost lock.
Picture break up
TV tuning skew.
Old B/W telly manual tuning skew lines
TV ‘Please insert card’ message
VHS small line dropouts
VHS larger colored scrolling noisy dropouts.

39 clips
1920 x 1080 Apple ProRes 422 @ 25fps

ScratchFX Package 4 Shash
Price: $99.00
Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles including Video lost lock, Picture break up, TV tuning skew, Old B/W telly manual tuning skew lines, TV ‘Please insert card’ message and more!