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ScratchFX Package 1 Burn

ScratchFX Package 1 Burn


Film and video effects created by Warren Eagles including Film burning at different speeds and extremes, Film burning and fogging, Small sparkle and dirt starts lightly and builds to heavy dust and more!

Product Description

This is my own personal Film garbage collection. Includes a variety of footage from Burns, Fog, Grain and Shash. The whole collection is 125 clips, each clip is between 5-10 seconds in length, totalling over 10GB of Apple ProRes 422 files at 1920 x 1080. Plus, some of the clips will loop! They can be used in any VFX or editing system, not just Resolve.

These are Royalty Free Clips you can use anytime with any system! These clips are Royalty Free for all uses: TVC, Film, Web, etc. by the purchaser only, cannot be copied, resold or repackaged.

Scratch FX Promo video


I started collecting clips back in 1990 when I was a Telecine assistant. Directors often asked me to put the VTR into record and just ‘play’ with the film. This meant spooling the film fast, running it off the machine showing the sprockets, and the edge code.

As a roll of film got loaded into a camera often it would get exposed from the edges first, we call this edge fogging. Light leaking into the film magazine also gave great results. This was often a mistake but I saw this as a cool effect and would stay back and record these short sections to tape. A few directors even encouraged me to scratch their films, normally by spooling the film on to a dusty stairwell! Another common technique was to scratch the film with a scalpel just before it went threw the Telecine gate. Sometimes the film would literally fall apart creating some great effects as the sprocket holes fell across the scanning beam. I wasn’t popular with the early morning colorists who often wondered why they had shredded film scattered across their machines.

My collection was growing so I started looking at ways to expand it even more. I bought a Bolex 16mm film camera and managed to get some short end rolls from Kodak. As a cinematographer I broke all the rules, loaded badly, opened the magazine whilst filming so letting light in. I even exposed the negative after shooting by opening the film can. It was great fun.

So how could I capture film burning in the gate. I thought about hiring a cinema and filming the screen as the film burned, but couldn’t find any projectionists keen enough to jam their machines whilst creating a smoke filled room!

So I purchased an old 16mm projector and jammed that creating a great film burn, which I filmed with the Bolex. My problem here was I hadn’t expected so much smoke which subsequently set the smoke alarms off. After calming down the security guards I tapped the smoke alarms up with bin bags and continued.

The TV Video and VHS Shash was recorded in 1997 and once again it was a case of breaking all the rules. Recording NTSC tapes in PAL machines, pulling sync leads on VTRs and generally trying to wear VHS tapes out until I got some great dropout effects.

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Package #1 Burn

Film burning at different speeds and extremes.
Film burning and fogging
Small sparkle and dirt starts lightly and builds to heavy dust.
5 different types of Film Countdown leaders
Film Splices and tape joins

27 clips
1920 x 1080 Apple ProRes 422 @ 25fps