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Music video retro look in Premiere Pro (tutorial)

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Adobe Premiere Pro, Copy Cat, Drake - In My feelings, Film Burn, Film Grain, Music video effect, Retro Video Look

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Learn how to create a nineties retro look in Adobe Premiere Pro. As seen in music videos such as Drake – In my Feelings, A$AP Rocky – Praise The Lord, Beyoncé – Vogue, Jake Paul – Dear Erika,… and many more.

What’s up you guys, you can all trust that Copy Cat returns every week with a new awesome effect. Well this week we are creating an effect that also keeps coming back. So it’s not necessary an effect for a specific Music Video. There are different artist like Drake, Beyonce, Rihanna and Jake Paul who used the effect. And even before these famous artists, a lot of people used it and with before I mean 20-30 years ago. Now that I tingled you curiosity, I won’t keep you guessing. In this weeks tutorial video we are recreating the 80’s retro video effect. Which you can see in Drake’s video”In my Feelings” and in one of Jake Paul’s latest videos “Dear Erika, I love you“.

Retro Look Jake Paul

In the 80’s the first Camcorder came the consumer market. And after conquering every home and creating millions of home-videos, the  camcorder went through a huge evolution. This evolution led to better quality and higher resolutions. Well it’s now possible to film in 4K, even 8K and guess what we are going back to? Yes, a retro old 80’s look. It’s almost like in fashion that old trends and styles come back and be more popular then ever. I’m not saying that we are going back to bad and noisy quality. But at the moment the old retro look is quite popular and often used in music videos. And it is a little ironic that such big video productions film it all in 8K on a red and then in post production add noise and film grain to make it look old. However it can’t deny it’s a cool effect for a music video. It creates a nostalgic feeling and really sets a mood.


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