DIY Video Light Leaks

Create and customize your own video light leaks.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Learn how to create your own light leaks with any video camera; even your phone!

When superimposed over video footage or still photos, a LIGHT LEAK adds a distinct style and feel to your content. You can use them as an overlay and even as a transition between two video clips.

If you go online, you will find that there is a plethora of light leaks already available for sale, and even some for free. But why buy or download one when you can do it yourself? in this course I’m going to show you how you can create and customize your own organic light leaks, and then I’ll teach you a variety of ways to use them in your projects.

The cool part is, you don’t need any professional video or photography equipment to create these. I’ll be using all common items you will most likely already own.

I designed this course for anyone interested in video content creation, whether you’re a hobbyist shooting video on the weekends, or a filmmaker or television production professional.

So there’s absolutely no reason why YOU can’t take this course. So let’s get started.

What are the requirements?

  • Any kind of video camera will do, even your mobile phone's video camera mode.
  • I'll be using Adobe Premiere Pro for this course, but you can use any nonlinear video editing software.
  • I've included a link for you to download a FREE trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a video LIGHT LEAK with household items
  • Customize LIGHT LEAKs to match video shots
  • Design LIGHT LEAK transitions
  • Create your own library of LIGHT LEAK overlays and transitions

Who is the target audience?

  • I designed this course for any video content creator. From the hobbyist to the full time TV production professional or filmmaker.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here

Learn what a light leak is, and how the idea for this course came about.


Download exercise files, include an Adobe Premiere Pro project file, and several video files.

Section 2: DIY Light Leaks

Find out how to capture light leaks the DIY method.


Learn how to composite light leaks over video footage.


In this lecture I'll show you how to custom your light leak to work seamlessly over a video clip.

Creating a Light Leak Library
Section 3: End Here

Final thoughts, and how to start your light leaks library.

Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Jason Boone, Video Producer

A video producer specializing in travel and natural history, Boone has a BA in Television Production and an MA in Digital Journalism and Design. Boone produces long and short-form documentary films through his company, Boone Documentaries. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Yahoo!, Bing, Fuel, and Current TV. He is also a frequent contributor to Getty Images.

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