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

26 of 26 students recommendSee All

Great class!
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.