Arthouse Cinema, the Sophisticated One

Fujifilm X-Trans IV film simulation recipe using Eterna for mellow soft tones

The Eterna Cinema film simulation is one of my favourites, with a mellow softness that oozes cinematic character. I love the slightly green brown tint to it as well, and for this recipe, I embrace these mellow tones and make a feature of the softness.

I named this film recipe Arthouse Cinema as a reflection of the creative tones and wonderful B-roll seen in independent films. It’s got a look that’s very easy to imagine in such situations and has quickly become a regular choice in my photography. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Eterna tones to die for, with Arthouse Cinema film recipe

USER PHOTOS – Visit the Arthouse Cinema User Gallery to see photos taken by other Fujifilm photographers like you in their own styles and locations.

Film Recipe for Arthouse Cinema

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Arthouse Cinema film recipe and the boats of Beer
Coastal view in Devon, with the Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Boatyard sunset, with the Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Sunset with the 10-24mm lens, Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Rainy day hike, captured with Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Wild mustard (possibly), with the Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Foxgloves, captured with Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Sunny woodland moods, with the Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Single fern frond
Forest ferns
Bright sunshine and irises, with Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Parked up on the shore, with Arthouse Cinema film recipe
Dramatic sky, tamed with Arthouse Cinema film recipe
In the weeds at 10mm, with Arthouse Cinema film recipe

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Arthouse Cinema at Wimbledon

I tested out the soft green tones of Arthouse Cinema on a visit to Wimbledon and was really pleased how the recipe suited the subject and conditions.

Centre Court being prepared for the day
The view from the very back row
Purple blooms are found throughout the grounds
Eterna tones at Wimbledon, with Arthouse Cinema film recipe

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

8 responses to “Arthouse Cinema, the Sophisticated One”

      • Actually there are two crazy X-T4 style double exposure photos. I just discovered what this camera can do, surrealistic and kinda AI results using it’s multi exposure settings. Check it out 🙂

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