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10 Special Effects You Could Try in Videos

Max Wales
Max Wales
Originally published Oct 22, 21, updated Jul 17, 24

Want to take your routine, day-to-day video and turn it into something remarkable? A remarkable video needs the perfect blend of creativity and composition. It is all about what you put into your content and what tools are there at your disposal.

An excellent way to brighten up your videos is using special effects by prestigious video software such as Wondershare Filmora. Keep reading to learn more about the special effects by Filmora and what they can do for your video content.

Part 1: What is Special Effect?

Special effects in videos are essential storytelling elements that create illusions or set the motion picture's mood using either software programs or physical tricks during shooting.

Part 2: 10 Amazing Special Effects for Your Videos

Looking for ways to enhance your video content with minimal effort? The answer lies in Wondershare Filmora.

Filmora is a complete video-making and editing software. With wonderful features and innovative tools, Filmora is a must-have for every aspiring video creator. It offers some of the best special effects for videos that you can use to add a cinematic twist to your videos. Here are some of such effects by Filmora9, which can work well with any theme.

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1. Superhero Effect

Ever dreamed of making your own superhero film? With Filmora acting as a special effects software, you can incorporate different superpowers such as the trademark super-speed effect in your videos using the Superhero Effect. The Superhero Special Effect is very simple to apply and can produce results similar to your favorite superhero action movies.

Wondershare Filmstock, which is basically a resource library for Filmora, also offers a Superheroes Cinematic Effect Pack that contains some cool superhero-themed cinematic elements. With over 40 exciting elements, you can use this pack to bring all your superhero fantasies to life. You can also use this pack to spice up your sports, music, or travel videos too.

2. Teleportation Effect

Wouldn’t it be cool if you woke up one day and discovered that you are able to teleport anywhere, anytime? With Wondershare Filmora, you can make your dream come true, at least to some extent. You can now film and edit the teleportation special effect in FilmoraX or above versions easily.

You first need to create the footage of appearing in two different places with appropriate reactions. Filmora offers different elements, such as the "Yellow Energy" element, which can create a teleportation effect in your video. You can also refine it by adding different filters and effects that are in-built in FilmoraX.

3. Flame Eyes Effect

Want to add the popular “Nani?!” meme in your video? For all the meme creators out there, you can add the Flame Eyes Effect with Filmora.

To achieve this special effect, you can try some effects from Filmora's library, such as the "Comic Book Effect" and "Manga." To create the Flame Eyes Effect, you can also add the laser eye elements from the "Elements" tab. Add the “Chaos” filters to the timeline to make your edit look cooler.

4. Isolated Glitch Effect

Filmora lets you create a glitch effect on your video, suitable for use in various videos, including music and sports video.

To add the Isolated Glitch Effect in your video, simply go to the "Effects" tab in the program's interface and search for "Glitch." You can choose one from the several effects available. You can also make and adjust the markers on your video to refine the special effect.

5. Glowing Lines Effect

Looking to add glowing lines or other similar neon lights to your video? Wondershare Filmstock’s “Shake It Up Pack” has the perfect answer for you. It contains over 40 different elements, 5 transitions and overlays, and 3 title templates. You can have some fun and vibrant elements which you can apply to the timeline by the simple drag-and-drop method.

6. Futuristic Technology Hud Effect

If you want a futuristic-style video with some hi-tech-looking effects, you can try Filmstock’s “Technology Hud Pack." This pack includes 12 technological titles, 8 futuristic hud elements, 3 overlays, and 2 transitions that are compatible with Filmora 9.6 or above.

After importing your desired footage into Filmora, you can simply drag the element or transition of your choice and drop it on the timeline. Make sure that you place your elements correctly on the screen, and also remember to time it correctly so it can look efficient.

7. Animated Gradient Effect

To help you make a stylish and fashionable video, all you need is the right elements pack by Filmstock. Two of the best-sellers in this regard are the Gradient Waves Pack and the Gradient Title Pack, both compatible with Filmora 9.6 or above. Both packs contain up to 25 gradient titles which can be used to apply an animated gradient special effect to your video.

To add these colorful titles to your video, simply download the pack from Filmstock’s website. You can find them under the “Titles” section in Filmora. Besides video intros, you can also use these titles in between your video for different purposes.

8. Rotating Video Effect

Are you a big fan of video illusions? You will certainly like the rotating effect in your video, which you can quickly achieve via FilmoraX.

For this effect, you will have to rotate the camera during the shooting of the footage. Make sure the camera rotation is in the same direction as the subject. Once you have imported the footage into FilmoraX, you can trim it and increase the speed at certain points to refine the footage. You can also try different camera alignments, such as horizontal or vertical formats.

9. Magic Effects

Want to give your video magical powers? With FilmoraX, you can give your subjects all kinds of supernatural abilities, such as spell blasts and invisibility cloaks.

To add the spell effects, you can incorporate elements such as those from the “Blockbuster Electricity Pack” from Filmstock to your subjects. Adjust the element according to your video length to time it perfectly. You can add a sample color from the “Media” tab and drag it to the timeline in between the blasts to add a light burst effect. Now set the overlay to match the footage.

For the invisibility cloak, a film about 30 seconds of your background with no movement. Now cover your subject in a green screen fabric which can later be keyed out. Import both the footage on your timeline. Find the Chroma Key on the footage and check the "Green Screen" box. Select the fabric with the eyedropper tool, and you are all done.

10. VHS Effects

Give a vintage and nostalgic effect to your video by adding the VHS effect using Filmora. Under the "Effects" tab, you can find a variety of VHS effects that you can choose from. You can also select different VHS-themed transitions and overlays to the video.


Making a remarkable video isn't always about the most expensive tools or the right locations. Sometimes, some simple, special effects can help you seal the deal. Try the special effects software Wondershare Filmora to take your videos to the next level. Even if you are still a rookie at video editing, Filmora will not disappoint you.

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