This page will collect together in one place my light leaks and film burn style clips for you to download and use.
What are these?
These are short high definition clips for use by editors and compositors. They work with any editing package - however I am delivering them as Quicktimes. By layering them over your images, using a compositing style such as 'screen' you add colour and interest - reminiscent of old style film effects.
What's different about these?
I use these kinds of clips a lot in my work. There are a lot of them online already so I've tried to do something different. Firstly, I've tried to have a slower, more elegant style to these. Secondly, I've made sure they are in the top HD ProRes quality. Thirdly, I've collected by style so you don't have to search through loads of clips to find the one you want. Lastly, there is no audio track for these clips - so when you drag them on your timeline you won't interfere with your audio.
How do I get them?
For each collection I've put up a sample via youtube. There is then a file to download.
- 1080p HD
- ProRes format (Movs)
- Zipped together in batches of 6 or 7
How did you do them?
I took the lens off of my camera and added various glass objects to the front instead - then combined that with lamps and light sources.
Are they free?
Light Leaks by Tim Clague is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-hd-downloads.html.
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One: Warm Light Leaks - for using as wipes.
These fade up from black to pure white making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline.
Download here (156MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?9kl6j40l3uudtt8
Two: Warm, Shuttering Light Leaks - for using as wipes.
These beautiful light leaks are like pulses of light moving across the screen. Similar to lens flare / film burn effects. These are also suitable to be used as wipes, if composited over the two images as I have ensured the brightness levels max out as they pass across the screen. Composite using the 'screen' style for best effect. There are 9 clips in the set.
Download here (189MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?k55i8p4366d5529
Three: Multi-coloured sparkles
This sparkle backdrop can be used either as a background for titles or used to composite over other footage, to give it a shine. The colours in this are really rich so they will shine through into the final edit. This is a single 1080p ProRes HD MOV clip to download.
Download here (115MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pt0m7gqe9211xq6
Four: Warm Exposures
The warm exposures are a softer gentler kind of effect. These are more suited to putting over the top of longer clips rather than over edits.
Download here (179MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?axb3yobpv8y39tm
Five: Warm Sweep
The warm sweeps flow across the screen and add colour and texture to a clip. These are more suited to putting over the top of longer clips rather than over edits.
Download here (129MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ft47g0ze9b97tey
Six: Warm Pulses
The warm pulses fade in and out. Place over key points in your timeline to highlight them. They also work well sped up to 300 or 400% to create natural 'flashes'.
Download here (124MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pnc9rvmzfbrsoz7
Seven: Pastel shades
The pastel shades are more suited to subtle shading of still images or as backfrops and backgrounds.
Download here (96MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jhtboa2yhbxtrkeEight: Colourful strobes and burn outs
These colourful pulses and flashes are ideal for fast paced, bright edits or music videos.
Download here (188MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qehl6b69cs5g3jm
Nine: Cool wipes
These fade up from black to pure white making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline. The cool colours are ideal for high-tech edits or to complement lens flares.
Download here (105MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?u2se85gc2u3019oTen: Cool wash
The cool colours wash across the screen. The cool colours are ideal for high-tech edits or to complement lens flares. The luminance range makes them ideal to be composited in the middle of clips.
Eleven: Cool light leaks
The cool colours leak across the screen - ideal for showreels, trailers and highlight reels, especially if you speed up 400%
The colours flare in and out - ideal for starting or ending a promo, especially if you speed up 400%
Thirteen: Light facets
These bursts of light pan across the screen, spankling as they go. Created by effectively using a glass crystal as a lens directly on the camera, they offer blinding light, mixed with refracting spectrums. There are 8 versions in this one clip. One even 'maxes out' to white making it ideal to use as a transition or dissolve. To keep under a 200MB limit I had to compress this as the highest possible quality H264.
Download here (157MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?53qb6b31aj9ik12
Fourteen: Multi-faceted flares
This multi-element flare was made for when you need colour, detail, range and an organic / analogue feel to a lens flare. Great for compositing over shots and transitions you can speed it up for another great look. I've used the slowest original speed here so you can ramp up the speeds and do what you like. Another tip is to recolour them, to blue for example. There are 3 in this set. They were filmed with a plastic lens, hence the very grungy feel to them. To keep un der a 200MB limit I had to compress this as the highest possible quality H264.
Download here (98MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?um2drzbmtlrg9ka
Fifteen: classic lens flare sweep
This is a classic lens flare sweep, using a standard glass lens. As with a lot of my light leaks, they work better when sped up, but I present them at the original slow speed to give you the most options. The clip ends with a nice rainbow pattern that I captured as a bit of a bonus.
Download here, ProRes 1080p (151MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ub3u52v6qpsf4os
Sixteen: pulsing lens flare
This is a twitching lens flare, a compliment to clip 14. Sometimes, for example, compositing over titles, you don't want a moving flare. You want a static one. A totally static image can be got via a freeze-frame - but that's the same. A little movement is good.
Download here, ProRes 1080p (151MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?d22l7b0glm9p4gc
Seventeen: angular light leak
This is a slightly different kind of light leak. It's angular in nature due to the glass prism used in place of a lens during the filming. I was finding that I was often using the light leaks as an alpha channel to add moving interest to a backdrop - or as a wipe. Yet I was missing something with lines and angle, hence this clip.
Download here, HD 1080p (150MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wl612s7ho9lxgcu
Eighteen: fast lens flare sweep
These fast sweeps are a variation on a previous clip. The faster speed is useful to act as a wipe.
Download here, ProRes 1080p (133MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?exbu16t5y8cwhv0
Nineteen: Arctic Glass light leak (1)
This is a crazy kind of light leak. The spiral shapes look amazing sped up and this can be used as a transition too. This is one of three in this style, all shot near the Arctic Circle for the best kind of light
Download here, HD 1080p (148MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/jddm3l3lkh4caif/ArcticGlass1.mov
Twenty: Arctic Glass light leak (2)
More transition-friendly spiral leaks
Download here, HD 1080p (148MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/j44609bbfv9b330/ArcticGlass2.mov
Twenty One: Arctic Glass backdrop
A tripping, curving, light leak - ideal as a background / backdrop / composite over titles or footage OR speed up for a crazy wipe! This is one of three in this style, all shot near the Arctic Circle for the best kind of light
Download here, HD 1080p (148MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/yb7a2yt245shgzb/ArcticGlass3.mov
Twenty Two: Classic film style corner leak
These have a corner effect to help use as a wipe. maxing out to white - so ideal for compositions. They are in the style what you used to get on an old super 8 mm cine camera or 16mm film. With rotation / mirroring it can be any corner of course.
Download here, HD 1080p (177MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/ozh9o5s5h92nnyc/film_style_corner_leaks.mov
Twenty Three: Real lens flare wipe
A real light edge wipe, made by passing light through inch-thick glass.
Download here, HD 1080p (170MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/ala06q0vkx24edz/Light_Edge_Wipe.mov
Twenty Four: Waves Plasma Backdrop
Constantly moving and morphing background for titles or compositing.
Download here, HD 1080p (170MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download/a8i7kt1677t2dln/PlasmaSea.mov