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10 Best Vintage Effects to Give Your Video Old-School Looks

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Flickers, dust and earthy tones, everyone loves a touch of vintage or retro in their filmmaking. We’ve put together some of the best video assets with an old film twist to give your project the cool old-school look you want, while keeping it fresh and modern.

All assets are from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription. 

1. New Old School

New Old School is an Adobe After Effects template that is perfect to be used as an opener or a presentation all on its own. It has a retro look and colouring with a grunge style that’s subtle enough not to overwhelm or distract from your project.

New Old School
New Old School

2. Cinematic Title Sequence

Great for presentations, promotions, documentaries and more, the Cinematic Title Sequence for After Effects is a gentle, old-school opener with bags of style and charm.

Cinematic Title Sequence
Cinematic Title Sequence

3. Funky Intro

Don your flares and perfect your Farrah Fawcett flick – you’re ready for the 70s, but is it ready for you? Try Funky Intro, a template for After Effects, to add some retro funk to your video project. You won’t want to come back to the future.

Funky Intro
Funky Intro

4. Super 8 Bundle

Super 8 cameras and films were at the height of their popularity in the late 60s and early 70s and the love for that particular cinematic style has lingered in the hearts of sentimental filmmakers. Get the look once again with the Super 8 Bundle for After Effects.

Super 8 Bundle
Super 8 Bundle

5. Countdown Logo Reveal Pack

Countdown logo reveals are a nice staple of many filmmakers. This Countdown Logo Reveal Pack has three different styles, including an old film countdown with glitches.

Countdown logo reveal pack
Countdown logo reveal pack

6. Old Cinema

Remember old inter-titles? Of course you don’t, me either. We’ve all seen them though and can appreciate their retro quality. You can include that lovely sense of nostalgia in your video project now, with Old Cinema for After Efffects.

Old Cinema
Old Cinema

7. Old Cinema Memories

A lovely vintage slideshow, Old Cinema Memories is perfect for sharing photographs of special occasions or events.

Old Cinema Memories
Old Cinema Memories

8. SILENT MOVIE

Why say it with words when you can say it with inter-titles and lively piano music. The Silent Movie After Effects template is a great old movie effect, complete with scratches, film damage and hair effects.

SILENT MOVIE
SILENT MOVIE

9. Grave Encounters: The Living Dead Bundle

Prepare to terrify your audience with Grave Encounters for After Effects. The pack contains 50 compositions, 50 graveyard shots and a credit bundle.

GRAVE ENCOUNTERS The Living Dead Bundle
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS: The Living Dead Bundle

10. Favorite Memories

Favorite Memories for Adobe Premiere Pro is an elegant project to show off photos in a slideshow with a vintage twist. Matte colouring and spots and scratches help to add atmosphere, and the template is perfectly suited to weddings, events or as an opener to your film.

Favorite Memories
Favorite Memories

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