Get Film Overlays and Other Cool Video Effects for FREE with the Film Matte FX Sample Pack

Get Film Overlays and Other Cool Video Effects for FREE with the Film Matte FX Sample Pack

June 26, 2020

We love footage that has a classic, vintage film look; no matter what you’re working on, this effect is timeless and never goes out of style. This is why we created the CinePacks Film Matte FX pack and a corresponding Film Matte FX Sample Pack for free! Our free pack includes several assets for you to integrate into any project you like. Discover how to use these video effects in Adobe Premiere (they also work in Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, and DaVinci Resolve) and start editing something extraordinary today!

Find the Free Film Matte Overlays pack on the CinePacks website. This is a free pack, so all you have to do is provide us with your email address so we can send you the download link. Once you receive the link in your inbox, download and unzip the folder of free video effects and transitions. This free pack includes a transparent animated film overlay, a PNG, a custom slide video transition, and some PNGs that can be edited in Photoshop (if desired). Drag all these effects into Adobe Premiere Pro.

To use the Film Overlay, drag it into your timeline above your footage. This is a transparent video effect with some authentic hair and film texture. Move your footage so it fits into one half of the frame, then draw a mask around it to prevent the edges from showing in the other half of the frame.

Drag in a second clip and crop/reposition it as needed to create a cool split screen effect. 

Bring our Film PNG into your timeline to give your footage a retro film reel look. Draw a mask around the center square, then duplicate your footage and stack the three clips on top of one another. Drag the two copied clips to either side of the center square. 

The other PNG frame we included in this free pack of video effects is great for showcasing multiple clips together. Simply stack your clips on top of one another and resize them and move them as needed to achieve this unique effect.

To use the free Premiere Pro transition, drag it into your timeline on top of your footage. To give it a more realistic appearance, make a cut in your first clip right where the video transition begins and a second cut in your second clip where the video transition ends. 

Add “Transform” (under Video Effects → Distort) to both of these short clips. Uncheck the box next to “Use Composition’s Shutter Angle” and change the Shutter Angle to 360.

Select the first short clip and keyframe your Position and Scale. As the transition starts to zoom out, zoom out your clip as well by adjusting the scale. This helps your clip move along with the transition to make it look more genuine.

Select the second short clip and position it below the screen (using keyframes for the Position and Scale). Then, towards the end of your clip, adjust the settings back to how they were originally; this will create a sense of motion blur when the video transition plays through.

To use the Kodak Slide PNG, drag it on top of your footage in your timeline and draw a mask around the center square. Now your video clip with play inside the frame.

To add additional video effects to this framed video, select both the clip and the frame, right click, and select “Nest.” Now that your frame and clip have been combined into one element, you can use your keyframes to adjust the scale and position of the clip. Add the Posterize Time effect (under Video Effects → Time) and change the frame rate to 4fps. Right click to Nest your clip again to give it a choppy, old-school feel. 

Visit the CinePacks Store to Find More Awesome Free Packs 

If you love how this free video effects work in your projects, be sure to visit our CinePacks store online! Here you’ll find plenty of amazing tools, including free video effects, free PNGs, free LUTs, and free transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro and other editing programs. We also offer numerous paid packs, including a full pack of the Film Matte FX that contains over 200 assets. Reach out to us if you have any questions about how to use our video effects and tag us in your videos so we can see how you used our assets!

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