How to Create a Retro VHS Effect with 360 Footage in After Effects

How to Create a Retro VHS Effect with 360 Footage in After Effects

Charles Yeager ( shows us how to create a Retro VHS Effect in After Effects using SkyBox Studio V2 and SkyBox 360/VR Post FX 2. It’s a simple way to add a traditional effect into your 360 post-production. Download the 360 footage and the After Effects project file, courtesy of Charles. Simply click on the links below.

**Skybox 360/VR Plug-ins have been acquired by Adobe and will be integrated into After Effects and Premiere by the end of 2017. They are available now for free if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber. Find out more here.

Precompose and name footage.

Add Footage Comp to new Comp called VHS effect.

Apply “Shift Channels” Effect.

Set Channels to RGB Colors.

Duplicate and Make RGB Footage Layers.

Set all layers to Screen Mode.

Apply SkyBox Blur.

Create More Looks with Digital Glitch.

Offset More with Rotate Sphere.

Refine Effects as needed.

Create Grain with Digital Glitch.

Apply Color Gradients.

Add Wiggle Expressions.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at

Charles is the author of numerous tutorials on 360/VR video production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial section on the Mettle website.

Mettle Skybox Suite has joined Adobe.

Mettle Skybox Suite of plugins will be exclusively available as part of your Creative Cloud membership through deep, native integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Adobe Creative Cloud will offer an end to end experience for crafting rich and compelling VR/360 experiences.

Learn more – Adobe and Mettle VR: 360 degrees better

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