Best Film Looks For Video
Top Film Effects To Make Your Video Look Like Film
Want to know how to make video look like film?
The best and easiest way is to add real film texture scans / film overlays directly on top of your video footage.
Types of film looks for video editing:
- 8mm Film Border / Film Matte
- 16mm Film Border / Film Matte
- 35mm Film Border / Film Matte
- Film Grain Overlays
- Film Burns and Light Leaks
- Film Artifacts: Head and Tail Leader
- Vintage Lens Vignettes
- Dirty Letterboxes
- Vintage Film Looks / Film LUTS
- Split Screen Film Mattes
- Viewfinder Overlays
- VHS Effects
- Glitch Effects / Glitch Texture Overlays
You can grab any of these and more in our Film Textures Collection.
Compatible with all video editing software - add rich and deep 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film textures to make your videos look like film.
This is the all-in-one list of film looks for filmmakers, video editors, content creators, agencies, and production companies in the media, arts, and entertainment industries.
Give your videos that "perfect" film look with reel Kodak film grains from 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film stocks.
Compatible with all video software, Cinevision is the complete pack of old film overlays for video - Film Grain Overlays, Letterboxes, Film Artifacts, Film Burns, Light Leaks, Punch Hole Transitions, and Film Splices.
With over 90 film textures and vintage film effects in 8K + 4K resolution, achieving that “perfect” film look will never be easier.
Film Grain / Film Grain Overlays
The film grain is used by overlaying on top of digital video in the editing suite with different blending modes to give your video footage the authentic feel of being shot on 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm film.
You can add light film grain, medium film grain, or heavy film grain overlays without the high costs of actually shooting, processing, and digitizing the film footage.
You will also receive film dirt, film dust, film noise, and film burns.
Film burns are used in editing as a natural transitions between two shots in the timeline.
Drag and drop clean and dirty cinematic aspect ratio mattes with rounded corners onto your video footage with the most popular 4:3, 16:9, 2.35, 2.40 and 2:1 letterboxes.
All cinematic aspect ratios mattes come in video form, with the subtle shake of an authentic film scan.
You'll get the full set of authentic letterboxes in all of the major aspect ratios.
Designed from original cinematic film stocks, these over-scanned 8K letterbox film overlays are the perfect drag and drop solution for any video creator looking for a genuine film look without the time, energy, and money of capturing on real film.
Between the Clean, Dirty, and Dirtiest versions - you’ll have full control to customize the cinematic film look you desire. From dirty and grimy to clean and subtle.
Take your film look to new hights with the Film Artifacts pack which has over 70+ film texture assets in 8K resolution along with over 400 high res stills for photo editing.
From 16mm and 35mm film leader to film countdowns, cinemarkers, film flash frames, film scratches and more - all for an affordable price.
Compatible with all video software, Vignette Effects is a complete pack of 80 spherical and anamorphic vintage lens vignette jpgs in 8K resolution for video and photo.
Have access to a wide variety of real lens vignettes and instantly add cinematic black vignettes with rounded edges and chromatic aberration to your video.
The vintage lens vignettes come with black, blue, red, and RGB chromatic aberration versions.
Designed from original ground glass 35mm film viewfinders, this over-scanned 8K viewfinder png pack is the perfect solution for any video creator looking for a genuine viewfinder look with drag & drop ease.
Take the time and effort out of achieving an authentic viewfinder look with the most popular 4:3, 16:9, 2.35, 2.40 and 2:1 viewfinder overlays with and without crosshairs.
VIEWFINDER PNG IMAGES:
- 1.33 / 4:3
- 1.66 / 5:3
- 1.78 / 16:9
- 2.00 / 2:1
In addition to all sizes of viewfinder overlays, bring the full frame of your content into focus with over 15 focus screen png sourced and designed from a variety of camera frames and camera viewfinders.
Add authentic split screen film overlays to create attention grabbing visuals with drag & drop ease.
These simple to use, split screen film matte overlays with rounded corners are the perfect film looks to split your single scene into a dynamic layout of visual components.
Allowing you to display multiple shots and perspectives into a single frame.
Organized into a clean, a dirty, and a dirtiest category to allow customization of the split screen look.
Sourced from a variety of the most prominent film aspect ratios in 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 35mm, and Super 35mm film frames.
Instantly, Get The Real VHS Look With The VHS Effects Pack.
Compatible with all video editing software, Retro VHS Effects is the complete VHS texture toolkit with VHS Noise, VHS Glitches, VHS Playback Elements, VHS Tracking, Transitions, and Sound Effects!
So no matter if you want a subtle video tape effect or a heavily damaged VHS look, you'll have maximum modular capability.
With over 200 VHS overlays and VCR effects in 4K resolution, achieving that "perfect" real video tape effect has never been easier.
Give your videos that real film color with Vintage Film Looks | Film LUTS Pack.
Compatible with all video editing software, vintage film LUTs is like having 20 film color lens filters in your camera bag - for the price of one. A powerful tool in every creative's toolkit.
Transforming your flat video footage with real film looks and film color effects has never been easier.
WARM, COOL, AND B&W FILM LOOKS.
From natural to vibrant, these film color effects provide you with great optionality, no matter the medium.
Each film lut has a slightly different amount of tone, tint, and saturation allowing you complete customization of the perfect vintage film look.
What is a LUT? Check out the LUT guide.
We hope you’ve found this article on the Best Film Looks for Video to be useful and practical.
You can see all of these and more in our Film Texture Packs Collection.
For more valuable info, tools, and resources for film directors, videographers, photographers, motion designers, video editors, and creatives - check out the Ultimate List of Filmmaker Resources, Glossary of Essential Film Terms, or all blog posts.
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