Creating the Illusion of Aged Footage in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial, we'll learn the process of recreating found footage from modern clips. Software required: After Effects CC 2015.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 16, 2015
Duration
47m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 16, 2015
Duration
47m
Description

In this After Effects tutorial, we'll learn the process of recreating found footage from modern clips. We'll start by pulling in our footage and adjusting the color to match film shot in our chosen era. Next, we'll begin giving our footage some grain and also adding defects like scratches and lint that are commonly found in older films. Using another clip, we'll then create the illusion of 8mm footage by adjusting the color and image clarity and adding things like mold and some shakiness. By the end of this After Effects training, you'll be a pro at making even the best footage look like you found it in your grandfather's attic. Software required: After Effects CC 2015.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex, and this series of tutorials will be taking modern clips and creating the illusion of vintage footage. We'll start by pulling in our footage and adjusting the color to match film shot in our chosen era. Next, we'll begin giving our footage grain and also adding effects like scratches and lint that are commonly found in older films. We'll then take another clip and create the illusion of 8mm footage by adjusting the color and image clarity and adding things like mold and some shakiness. But before we get started, we'd like to thank Dissolve, and the contributor Avatar_023, and Visual Spectrum for their videos that we'll use in this series of lessons. You can access this same footage and thousands of others at dissolve. com. This course goes over the process for recreating old-found footage of another era, and by the end of this course you'll be a pro at making even the best footage look like you found it in your grandfather's attic. So, let's go ahead and get started by taking our modern clip back to the 60s.