335 Free Film Editing Tools and Assets
I’m always on the lookout for tools and assets that make my film editing and post production workflow easier, quicker and more efficient. Many of them can be expensive and very specific to certain tasks…others are free and just as effective.
I’ve shared many of these in the past…but now I have compiled an updated list of all free assets on this one page. Every filmmaker can now easily harness the power of the creative and generous people that provided all these tools and assets.
There are many other free plugins/presets/templates available on the interwebz…but I wanted to share only the ones I use on a daily basis. There are 335 listed below…and I’ve tested or used every single one of them. The results you can achieve are only limited by your imagination. Dig in and enjoy!
Vashi Visuals Pancake Timeline
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Template with 2 timelines for easier editing
Jarle’s Presets 2.0
A collection of 89 free presets for Premiere Pro that I use every day
4 Premiere Pro plugins (Feathered Crop, Vignette, Power Window, Temperature)
Film Dog Pro’s HD Letterbox Template Pack
70 Aspect Ratio presets for all video editing software. 1080 and 720 sized PNGs
After Effects project that matches the 40mm Panavison Primo Anamorphic Lens
23 Light Leaks and Lens Flares (1920×1080 ProRes)
16 Light Leaks (1920×1080 JPEG MOVs)
20 Light Leaks (1920×1080 h.264 .MOVs)
Digital Cinema Foundry
4 Light Leaks/Film Burns (1280×720 .MOVs)
47 Light Leaks/Film Burns/Smoke/Ink (1920×1080 .MOVs)
3 Light Leaks (Organic/Crystal/Star Trek) 1920×1080
5 Real Dust Particle Effects (1280×720 ProRes)
35mm Film Grain with dirt (1920×1080 .MOV)
One 35mm Grain and 3 Real Film Burns (1920×1080 .MOVs)
Vegasaur Film Grain
Real 35mm Film Grain (1280×720 h.264 .MOV)
35mm Kodak Vision 3 5213 Filmstock (1920×1080 .MOV)
19 After Effects presets from Andrew Kramer
Film Impact Transitions
4 Transitions for Premiere Pro
Andy’s Swish Transitions
Swish Pan and Swish Dissolve
44 plugins for Premiere Pro/After Effects
2 camera shake presets for After Effects
Juan Melara’s LUTs
4 Kodak and Fujifilm LUTs for Davinci Resolve
audio samples with free Creative Commons licenses
library of video/audio/text files with Creative Commons licenses
My edit systems run Adobe Premiere Pro CC/Adobe After Effects CC on MAC.
Most of the plugins and presets above will work on both MAC and PC. Some will also work in FCPX or FCP7. The quicktime video assets will work on all operating systems. The links will clarify the system requirements needed for each asset.
Until next time…