DIY Video LIGHT LEAKS: Create & Customize Your Own Premium class

Jason Boone

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6 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction

    • Course Overview

    • Capturing Light Leaks

    • Adding Light Leaks

    • Customizing Light Leaks

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


Learn how to create your own light leaks with any video camera; even your phone!

When superimposed over video footage or still photos, a LIGHT LEAK adds a distinct style and feel to your content. You can use them as an overlay and even as a transition between two video clips. 







If you go online, you will find that there are a plethora of light leaks already available for sale, and even some for free. But why buy or download one when you can do it yourself? In this course I’m going to show you how you can create and customize your own organic light leaks, and then I’ll teach you a variety of ways to use them in your projects.

The cool part is, you don’t need any professional video or photography equipment to create these. I’ll be using all common items you will most likely already own.

FYI I will be using Adobe Premiere Pro to work with these light leaks, but you can use any similar video editing software such as Final Cut or AVID. You can download a FREE trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC here.

Exercise files can be found here:


They include:

5 Light Leaks

Premiere Pro CC Project

Sample Clip to apply your light leaks

Also, here's a link to information on using BLEND MODES within Premiere Pro.

You can download a FREE trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC here.

8 of 9 students recommendSee All

Great tips. I just shot my own light leaks and they totally worked. Thanks, Boone!
Excellent stuff! Thank you Jason
This Light Leak class has inspired me. I can't wait to go out and shoot my own footage. Really clever to use the light leaks as transitions. I have used Adobe Premiere a few times before; I learned some neat tricks with using the markers within the clip. Fantastic job explaining the process. I would like to see more classes from Jason Boone.





Jason Boone is a video producer and avid traveler. He has a BA in Television Production and an MA in Digital Journalism and Design. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, Yahoo! and Current TV.