So I've taken my film cameras, an Arri IIC, SR2 and 16BL out of storage and I'm on the verge of putting them on Ebay. Something holds me back from doing it. The fact that I can't get a whole lot for these cameras is one reason. Sentimenality, yes that too. But there's another reason which is why I'm posting the question here.
I agree with so many of you, that the Epic and the Alexa, are superior acquisition systems to Film for many, many reasons.
But as we go forward, I would like to know if anyone has been successful in making their digital footage look like B/W film stocks like Double-x, Plus-x, Tri-X reversal. Anybody make their footage look like Adele's "Someone Like You" video, shot on 16mm BW (looks like Double-x)?? Technically it's garbage (grain, dirt, limited latitude) but I like it.
There's so many image enhancement and processing systems available (Nuke, Baselight, After Effects, Nucoda, etc. with a gazillion plugins available). Can someone show me something that mimics BW Film footage very closely / authentic? Adele's video (looks like stuff I did in film school) looks like film because, duh, it was shot on 16mm, and that's why it stands out whereas poor digital mimicry of BW film looks like an SNL skit.