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Blast from the Past cover image - Learn how to make Stranger Things-inspired 80's title sequences

Blast from the Past: Retro effects

Travel back in time with these awesome retro effects. From retro-style motion graphics to classic VHS effects, we show you everything you need to create that vintage look.

By Kirstie Tostevin

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Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.


Retro video effects such as those seen in Marvel’s Wanda Vision and The Ring can be used to add some flair to your short films and music videos. Give your audience a real sense of nostalgia with a vintage VHS effect, old TV effects, 80s style titles, and more!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s take a step back in time with these awesome effects!


How to create a VHS effect for your videos

The VHS effect aesthetic has been very popular lately as the 90s have come back in style. Join Tom to learn how to achieve this trendy effect, without the need for an old-school VHS camera, using just a handful of effects to warp and distort your footage!


Top tips for creating retro motion graphics


If you’re looking to capture that retro style of the motion graphics in Stranger Things and Kung Fury, you’re in luck. From colors to fonts, Javert’s got some helpful tips up his sleeves that’ll allow you to achieve that look we’ve all come to love.


Create an old TV effect for your videos

Impressive 80s style motion graphics can even be found in the titles of Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy. In this tutorial, guest host Mike Miller will show you how to create one of your own in HitFilm Express.


Create your own retro 80’s-style titles

Learn how to re-create that classic vintage video look seen in the iconic Pip-Boy videos from Fallout 76. With some masking, Distortion effects, and color grading, you’ll have the effect mastered in no time!


Add retro video effects to your videos for free with HitFilm Express

Add retro video effects to your videos for free with HitFilm Express

You can add retro video effects to your content for free with our free video editing and VFX software HitFilm Express. Download your copy today and nail that vintage look in no time with HitFilm’s easy-to-use workflow.

Want a more in-depth introduction to HitFilm? Check out our HitFilm Basics masterclass for a full course on using HitFilm Express for video editing, visual effects, color grading, motion graphics, and more!

Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.

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