August 11, 2016 at 3:48PM

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How to achieve film look like this?

Can anyone help explain how I can achieve this old-school, choppy, staticky footage like in the beginning of this music video? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZesMFK-hto

I have a Sony A600 but I'm assuming this has to do with post. I use Premiere.
Thanks!

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For the video glitches there are lots of plugins that can do that. For instance the BCC Video Glitch effect. Experiment with different blending modes to get a similar overlay of two clips as is shown in the video.

For this kind of color use some 70s style warm LUT.

And for out of focus look you either get a cheap lens, intentionally shoot out of focus or blur your video in post.

Personally this video is totally not my cup of tea, but of course tastes differ.

August 11, 2016 at 3:58PM, Edited August 11, 4:13PM

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Cary Knoop
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How would I download a BBC Video Glitch effect? Also, what do you mean by blending modes, is there a link that explains this as well and how to apply it to the footage in post? Also, where is the best place to get that sort of LUT? And the video is also not my cup of tea but I like the intro (first five seconds) haha. Thanks!

Christopher Lee

August 11, 2016 at 10:50PM

The BCC plugin is not free:
http://borisfx.com/

Here is some info on blending modes for Premiere, other NLEs should have similar options:
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/blending-modes.html

There are tons of LUTs on the internet, some are free. I would look for some LUT tagged as "gold" or "seventies".

August 12, 2016 at 3:01AM, Edited August 12, 3:02AM

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Cary Knoop
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Rent an SR3 and some gear, shoot film.

August 14, 2016 at 9:44PM

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The Twitch plugin from Video Copilot, although a little dated now, might also be worth looking at for glitching on a budget (Only compatible with Adobe After Effects).

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/twitch/

August 17, 2016 at 2:46PM, Edited August 17, 2:47PM

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Mark Yungmann
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The manual way to achieve this on-camera: Get your (or your parents) old tube television out of the basement - plug in the VCR and put a very old VHS inside (the older the better = more static glitches). Hit play - film the screen as close as possible to get the pixelated look from the tube television.

The flickering between two shots is done in post. Keyframing opacity for example from 75% to 0% each frame. Consider using blending modes - gives more organic mix between the two clips.

August 19, 2016 at 8:27AM, Edited August 19, 8:29AM

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Joonas Nieminen
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