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Vintage Film Effect 1920s - How to Make

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Jan 29, 23, updated Dec 05, 23

Do you want to roll back the hands of time and shoot a film like you were in WWI or Charlie Chaplin's era? That's what a vintage film effect is all about. In other words, this video effect will give your videos an old-film look and feel. So, without wasting time, let's learn how to convert a normal video into a film shot in the 1920s with Wondershare Filmora.


1920s video scene

In this tutorial, you don't need a lot of creativity to create a vintage film, as Wondershare Filmora will be doing the heavy lifting. Just shoot an action video like chasing each other around, chatting with friends, running away from something, or doing anything else. Let's learn how to do that below!

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Step1 Add a video you want to edit.
add a video you want to edit

Upload your video on Filmora, then move it to the editing timeline by dragging it. This should take a second or two.

Step2 Add a crop effect.
add a crop effect

After successfully adding your video to the timeline, tap the Effect tab on top of the screen and click Utility. Then, choose the Crop effect and add a few tracks above the video clip.

tap the effect tab

Next, double-tap the Crop effect on the editing timeline to open the effect editing tools. Now change the crop amount to 15 to add a vintage feel to your video. Just enter 15 on the Left and Right boxes.

Step3 Add the Dirty Film and Silent Film effects.
add the dirty film and silent film effects

Tap the Effect tab, then open the Overlay drop-down menu. Then, choose the Old Film category before adding a Dirty Film effect above the clip. To apply a more vintage feel to your video, add a Silent Film effect to the track above the Dirty Film effect.

Step4 Add a black & white effect to your video.
add a black and white effect to your video

Up to this point, your film should now start having a more vintage feel. But to make it look even older, double-click the video clip and tap the Color tab. After that, open the 3D LUT arrow and choose the B&W Film option. Now play the video and enjoy.


See, you don't need to break a sweat to add a vintage feel to your funny video. With Filmora, you'll access multiple tools and effects to create an old-looking film with just a single click. And don't forget to play around with other Filmora overlays and effects to bring out the inner video editor in you. Thanks for reading!

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Dec 05, 23
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