After Effects Tutorial

How To Create Realistic Old VHS Footage

Sometimes you just want that old VHS look to your footage.  Getting that washed out distortion that was typical of analog tape is not as easy as it seems.  It’s hard to make it believable and it takes more than just a filter or 2.

The fine folks over at have a nice step by step tutorial on recreating that retro VHS footage look using Adobe After Effects.  It  includes adding drop out and creating the skewed distortion that is key to getting it to look just right.

View the Tutorial Here: