The VHS Look in After Effects

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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16 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Course Trailer

      1:02
    • Getting Started

      4:02
    • Luminance and Color

      11:57
    • Custom Contrast

      5:37
    • Displacement Maps

      7:56
    • Light Leak and Edge Static

      5:59
    • Frame Jitter

      1:53
    • RGB Split and Color Drift

      8:34
    • Static Lines

      9:50
    • Real VHS Static

      4:47
    • Real VHS Distortion

      9:23
    • Edge & Lower Distortions

      6:09
    • Horizontal Drifting

      8:20
    • Startup Distortion

      5:13
    • VCR Overlays

      5:29
    • That's It!

      0:32

About This Class

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If you're as fond of the 80s as I am, than you're gonna love this class! Learn how to make any animation, video or still photo look like it came straight out of a beat up camcorder, and reuse the effect on absolutely any project! 

I'll teach you how to take advantage of using many different adjustment layers stacked on top of each other, advanced blending mode techniques, and unleash the power of precomps. We'll walk through how to use lots of different effects in ways you may not have before, and build completely customizable visual distortions.

I'll see you in class!

VCR Font: http://www.dafont.com/vcr-osd-mono.font

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

AWESOME tutorial again! I love the VHS look produced -so authentic- and all the tips and techniques along the way can apply to many other types of projects. I love Jake's teaching style as well.
You're not only learning this single technique, but Jake does a great job explaining a ton of other tricks and tips along the way.
Another awesome tutorial on a really fun effect from Jake Bartlett!
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Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

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Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer from Denver, Colorado. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion designer professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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