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Creation Film Effects for After Effects is a huge collection of authentic-looking effects for making your footage look like old or damaged film. It comes with 40 film-look presets, so you can just drop in your footage and render out a variety of looks, ranging from the earliest experimental films of the 1800's to a modern day film look.

You can also build your own film look by adding any of the 300 included effects such as textures, color grading, light leaks, film burns, flickers, transitions, intros, outros, vignettes, and more. Effects can be customized with slider controls to get the perfect look.

Watch an example film-look being made!

40 Film-Look Presets

Just drop your footage into the comp, and you'll be ready to export any of 40 unique film looks, all modeled after actual old and damaged films.

300 Film Effects

Most effects can be applied to your footage with a simple cut-and-paste action. Effects are customizable with easy-to-use slider controls.

Stock Footage

28 stock footage clips (over 9 minutes) of dust and scratches, light leaks, projector flickers, perforations, film leader countdowns, and more.

Texture Generator

Create a variety of textures for compositing over your footage and customize their look. This bonus tool is also sold as a stand-alone template.

Light Leak Generator

Create a variety of random, customizable light leaks for compositing over your footage. This bonus tool is also sold as a stand-alone template.

Audio Effects

Includes filters for the audio in your footage, as well as 17 audio clips of film projectors, cameras, crackling, and electronic hum. Add them to your film-look for extra realism.

Transition Effects

Over 50 film-like transition effects, most of which can simply be copied and pasted over the cuts in your footage.

Intros & Outros

27 stylized effects for the beginning or end of your old film clip.

Old Film Effects
Film-Look Presets Video

Film-Look Presets

Showcases the 40 presets. Template users can reference this video to select a preset for their project.

8min 04sec

Creation Film Effects Tutorial


Walks you through building a quick film-look, and explains what you need to know to use the Creation Film Effects template.

21min 39sec

  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects versions CS3 and above (including CC).
  • No plug-ins used.
  • Comps are in HD, 1920x1080.
  • Creation Film Effects has been "universalized", which means the expressions have been modified to make the template compatible with other languages. If you are running After Effects in a language other than English, you will get full functionality.
  • Music and footage placeholders (footage of family) in preview video not included.
  • Comp lengths are 5 minutes, and can be extended to any length. Just extend the layers and precomp durations to the length of your video.
  • File size: 723 MB. Please allow yourself plenty of time for downloading.

Creation Film Effects is not a plugin. It's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because the work is already done and the user needs only to insert their footage and make their own adjustments. This template is compatible with version CS3 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

A copy of the template should be made with each new project. Since this is not a plugin, it won't reset itself when you re-open After Effects .If you change something in the original template and then save it, information will be lost. You can find instructions for using the Creation Film Effects template inside the template, in the video tutorial (above), or on the Creation Film Effects help page.

Because Creation Film Effects contains copyrighted intellectual property in the form of its code, the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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