Cinematic Cool with Eterna Bleach Bypass

Cool toned film recipe for Fujifillm X-Trans IV cameras with EBB.

I’m a fan of Eterna Bleach Bypass and the low saturation grungy looks it can produce. I’ve made a number of recipes using it, with various styles from cool and deep to pale and sunny. This style is intended to sit in the mid spot, with a useable tone, whilst still being unmistakably bleach bypass.

This film recipe started life as a few adjustments to the excellent Cine Matte by Ivan Cheam, but after a number of iterations, it is now a distinct style. This recipe is also like a softer version of Blanko Bleach, which is also worth a look.

Cinematic Cool is very happy in most weather conditions (see the rain shots below), with deep greens and a clever twist that makes blue skies pale and striking. It has a cinematic mood, reminiscent of some drama series and films that use deeper tones to set a cool contemporary style. I’m already looking forward to shooting with it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Avington Lake, taken with Cinematic Cool film recipe

Cinematic Cool Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: 6600K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: 0.0
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Lane to the sea, with the Cinematic Cool film recipe
Spring oat field, taken with Cinematic Cool film recipe
Sunlit woodland, with the Cinematic Cool film recipe
Coastal plants, captured with Cinematic Cool
Harbour cranes, with the Cinematic Cool film recipe
Up, up and away, taken with Cinematic Cool film recipe
On the harbour, with the Cinematic Cool film recipe
Red flowers, with the bypass look of Cinematic Cool
Water and weeds, taken using the Cinematic Cool film recipe
Down by the river, with the Cinematic Cool film recipe
In the long grass, taken with Cinematic Cool film recipe
Cool hairstyle, captured with Cinematic Cool film recipe
Country lane, taken using the Cinematic Cool film recipe
No pedestrians, taken with the Cinematic Cool film recipe

Rainy Day Shots with Cinematic Cool

Sheltering from the rain, with Cinematic Cool film recipe
Wet beech leaves, captured by Cinematic Cool film recipe
Too wet for photos? Cinematic Cool film recipe likes the rain
A rainy morning commute, taken with Cinematic Cool film recipe
A rainy walk in the forest, captured with Cinematic Cool film recipe
Deep green tones of wet leaves, Cinematic Cool 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!

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