Gorilla Grain is something that I’ve used quite a bit when I want to dial in the retro effect to my footage.
Gorilla Grain is basically footage of real grain taken from actual 16mm and 35mm film. You overlay the real film grain on your DSLR footage to make it look awesome. It’s really fun to play with and adds that realistic vintage look to your digital footage.
You can use Gorilla Grain seamlessly with any editor. Just overlay the grain clips over your footage. You can really dial it in to your liking with things like transparency and using a lightness or contrast effect on the grain. I used Gorilla Grain for this video. I even used the included sound effects.
Go check out Gorilla Grain. There is a “Super Pack” which contain all the film grains, as well as individual packs to purchase. Gorilla Grain has also paired up with Color Grading Central to offer “cineLook,” a filmic FCPX plugin, with Gorilla Grain built in.