Scratchtapes

Film clutter, light leaks, burns and grunge elements for use in Final Cut Pro, FCPX, Motion and After Effects templates and projects.

Frame Damage New pack

Purchase Frame Damage $20.00 Commercial & Personal use licence.

Frame Damage, is a mini collection of 11 HD clips and around 25 Image textures. Themed around severe film damage, this collection is ideal for grunge and damaged film elements in any graphics/motion graphics or editing project. Used as overlays, the clips can effect underlying elements in quite extreme ways. Used as backgrounds or layers, both the clips and the image textures can be combined to create various lo fi effects. All clips are 25p, but will work well run at 24p/30p.

Dirt New pricing of only $10.00 for the package

The Dirt package is a collection of 6 HD and 14 SD film flare, light bleed, grain and dirt effect overlays. More details here

Purchase Scratchtapes Dirt $10.00 ( discounted price ) commercial & personal use

Glitch

A collection of 20 low fi glitches & transitions. Now at $10.00 for the pack. More info here

Purchase Scratchtapes Glitch $10.00 For commercial and personal use.

What are Scratchtapes?

The term comes from early computer days, where tape drives were used for dumping of data for re use later. When I started out as an editor, cutting on linear tape based systems, I ended up creating and carrying around a selection of Beta SP and Digi Beta tapes, containing effects and footage that could be re used in other edits. Examples of the stuff I used to keep on these tapes are: Film grain, flashes and clutter, light leaks, video feedback, matte shapes, lighting/flare effects and so on..

How to use them.

They can be used in a number of ways, but probably the most obvious would be as overlays on existing footage or as backgrounds. Below are a couple of tutorials, using FCP and Blender as generic examples of how you can achieve old film effects with a couple of simple techniques..no rocket science involved. This demo clip was created very quickly using just 4 or 5 different overlays, used to create transitions, add film grain/clutter and to create flicker effects on the text. This was achieved by stacking layers and adjusting each layers composite mode. No other plug in or effects were used.