Trick to adding noise to static/still scene?

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Trick to adding noise to static/still scene?

Postby varxtis on 06/9/2017, 10:42 am

When you render a video and you get to that one scene in your video that's either of people staring at each other, or maybe some text or title on screen, and it all looks just too still, what to you do? Do I add noise? If you look at most commercial video (Series, Ads, movies, etc), anytime there is text on the screen or it's a static scene, the screen seems to jitter ever so subtly, and there seems to be a hint of noise. Even when it's the credits, there is something, some technique, to keep it looking like plain text scrolling upward. I think this is added post production in order to trick the viewer into not getting bored or weirded out by a suddenly still "image" in a video. Any ideas or trick on proper usage of noise and/or jitter on scenes that appear static/still?
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Re: Trick to adding noise to static/still scene?

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 06/13/2017, 1:15 pm

If it's a graphic, you can add something moving in it somewhere. If it's shot footage, people will be moving subtly anyway, but you can add some light camera movement in post too.
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