One of the oldest film simulations is Astia, which I remember having on my first Fujifilm X camera, the X10. People say that it’s not quite what it used to be, but I still find it a really interesting film simulation to work with. It has a unique tone and a film like look, and is one of the most analogue looking of the available simulations.
This film recipe takes the analogue qualities of Astia and dials them up, giving a stylised interpretation that is warm and rich, and brings out any golden or yellow tones in your scene. And because some of us spell analogue as analog, I took a third path with the naming, and using Esperanto, called it Analogico, to offend everyone equally!
Analogico Film Recipe
- Simulation: Astia/Soft
- Grain Effect: Strong, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Shade
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -4 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: +1.0
- Shadows: +0.5
- Color: -1
- Sharpness: -2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +4 (adds mid tone detail, but skip for faster shooting)
- EV compensation: +1/3
More Warm Tone Film Recipes
In the heat of summer, or late in the day, you can work with the golden mood by using a warm tones film recipe, or one that’s great in golden hour. Here are few personal choices, for bringing out the warm tones in a scene.
- Goldeneye – a rich and cosy classic negative recipe
- Candy Skies – to add a tangerine blast to sunsets
- Festival Cream – golden, but desaturated for a stylish look
And from other creators of film recipes …
- Cheers – an excellent choice for warm tones, from Captn Look.
- Street Romance – Captn Look again, with a golden Eterna style.
- Retro Gold – Add a golden colour cast in hazy light, Fuji X Weekly.
- ReggieChrome – a cosy CC recipe by Reggie Ballesteros (YouTube)
- Dela Rosa – the warmest of Kebs Cayabyab’s recipes (YouTube)
- Goldie Eterna – Eddie Orr is king of Eterna, and this is my tip (YT)