Create Retro Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro with the CinePacks Super 8 FX Pack

Create Retro Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro with the CinePacks Super 8 FX Pack

July 25, 2019

Give your video clips that authentic, vintage feel with the help of our Super 8 Film FX Pack for Adobe Premiere Pro. Obtaining and shooting with a true film camera can be complicated (not to mention expensive) but our 8mm film overlay can provide the same aesthetic while saving you a ton of cash! All of our film overlays were created by using real footage captured on an 8mm camera so you can revolutionize your next project with a genuine retro look. 

How to Use the CinePacks Super 8 FX

How to Use Film Overlays

Step 1: Purchase and download the CinePack Super 8 FX Film Pack. Once unzipped, you’ll see a group of folders that include film burns, film luts, grain overlays, and stills. The film burns are divided into two folders: With Sprocket and Without Sprocket. For the With Sprocket film burns, you’ll see the sprocket included on the left hand side of the effect. The film burns without sprockets are cropped in and no sprocket will be seen. 

Step 2: Import all the effects into Premiere Pro.

Step 3: Drag the overlays from the Video Frames Bin on top of your selected clip. Right click the overlay and select “Scale to Frame Size” to obtain the correct dimensions.

Step 4: Under Effects, navigate to your Blending Mode and change it to “Darken.” Move your clip around as needed to achieve your desired framing.

Step 5: If you’re looking to create an even more realistic aesthetic, you can duplicate the top and bottom clips and stack them to make them look like a true feed from a super 8 camera. Simply duplicate your clip twice and lay the three clips on top of each other in the timeline. Using the Transform tool, drag the copied clips directly below and above your original clip (while holding down Shift so the clips aren’t dragged out of line). You can also nest these three clips together to consolidate some space in your work area.

Step 6: Another cool feature you can apply is by using the “Posterize Time” effect (found under Time in Video Effects). Once applied to your clip, change the frame rate to 18 for a “choppy” look. You can lower the frame rate down to 8 frames per second if you want an even more stylistic look.

How to Use Film Grains

To add a film grain to your 8mm film overlay for additional texture, drag the film grain overlay into your timeline above your footage and under your film overlay. Change the blend mode of the film grain overlay to Overlay and duplicate as many times as needed so the film grain covers the duration of your selected clip. 

How to Use Film Luts

Bring your film luts into Premiere and start adjusting the hue/saturation, faded film, and other settings as desired.

How to Use Film Burns

Film burns can be used by dragging them on top of your clips in the timeline and changing the blending mode to Lighten, Screen, or Linear Dodge (Add). These film burns work great as transitions.

How to Use PNG Frames

To use our PNG Frames, drag them straight into your timeline over your clip. Scale and adjust as needed. 

To use our Three-Split PNG, simply drag the transparent PNG on top of your selected clip. Using the Transform and Crop tools, scale down your clip, create a mask, and move it around to place it anywhere you’d like. 

Free Assets

If you'd like to get a preview of what our film overlay pack has to offer, check out our FREE Film FX Sample Pack! These samples will give you a better idea of what our film overlays and grains look like and how you can use them in your next project. 

Find Even More Cool Stuff on our Website

The CinePacks website is full of great effects designed to enhance and intensify your footage! Test out some of our products by downloading and using our free packs and watch our other tutorials to learn how to master each one. Be sure to check us out on Instagram to be the first to see our newest additions and reach out to our team if you have questions about anything. We’re here to help you make your filmmaking visions a reality!

 

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