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Get an overview of our offering, learn a few editing tips, and start taking advantage of the Lens Distortions platform.

Since the beginning, Lens Distortions has been focused on helping filmmakers achieve a cohesive aesthetic in their projects and across their portfolios. Even though our offering has massively expanded over the years, our entire lineup is still as cohesive as ever.

If you are new to Lens Distortions, this page offers a quick jumping-off point to learn more about our offering and get a feel for how everything on our boutique platform helps you achieve your cinematic vision.

Finishing LUTs™

Finishing LUTs are designed to tie your entire sequence of shots together. They’re less about infusing new color into your project and more about tightening up all of your shots around a disciplined color palette.

Since we introduced them in 2019, Finishing LUTs have become one of the most useful aspects of the platform with countless members mentioning they’re the best color products they’ve ever used.

SFX Techniques

Lens Distortions pioneered modern cinematic sound effects built specifically for filmmakers, and in this in-depth tutorial, we take you inside the sound design of some of our most popular trailers and videos and show you how to leverage the same sound effects techniques in your own edits.

Sound Design Tracks™

Even with world-class sound effects at your fingertips, it takes a ton of time and practice to master the art of sound design. We created Sound Design Tracks to serve as powerful starting points to your editing projects. Get better sound design faster with can these pre-built sound effects sequences you can cut your footage to or chop up to create custom arrangements.

Classic Light Hits™

Lens Flares have a reputation for being over-the-top and fake. We set out to change that with Light Hits™, which give you tasteful, subtle flares that help you punctuate edit points and splash light and texture into your shots.

Cinematic Editing with Matt Komo

Lens Distortions Visual effects are both the highest-quality and easiest to use. In this tutorial, Matt Komo shows you some of his favorite editing tips and techniques for visual effects that you can start using today to take your projects to the next level.

Snow

The simplest way to leverage visual effects is to accentuate what’s already in your shot. Our Snow overlays are a great example of this. Take a winter scene and turn it into an immersive world by simply dropping a snow effect on top of your footage and setting the blend mode to screen.

Music

Individual


  • Access to all Music
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No SFX, VFX or LUTs
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$229
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.
Music & SFX

Individual


  • Access to all Music & Sound Effects
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No VFX or LUTs
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$299
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.
Best Value
All-Access

Individual


  • Access to all Music & Sound Effects
  • Access to all VFX and LUTs
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$499
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.

General FAQ

You can use our assets in virtually any video project or podcast project!

All purchase options cover social media networks, website videos, podcast platforms, and YouTube monetization.

Choose a Pro or All-Access plan to cover professional or client work and unlimited web advertising.

Assets must be “synchronized” into a video or podcast project with other media and may not be used on their own.

Streaming (Netflix, Hulu, etc), theatrical, and multi-territory TV require an extended license.

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Examples of things you cannot do:

  • Share files or accounts with other people (memberships are for a single person)
  • Make music with our assets or sing over our tracks
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload our assets to Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
  • Upload assets by themselves to YouTube, Facebook, etc.
  • Automated or excessive downloading

Please review the full license agreement for full terms.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period.

Once your subscription ends, you will no longer have permission to use any assets you’ve downloaded in new projects.

Don’t worry, any projects you already published while your membership was active are covered forever and you will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

Membership fees are not refundable.

Yes! Upload to YouTube with confidence!

Simply connect your YouTube channel to your Lens Distortions account to pre-clear the channel for use with our assets.

Pro and All-Access plans have the ability to connect more than one channel and can also create license codes to clear a specific music track in a single video. These options are great for clients or if you have more than one personal channel.

Rest assured, videos cleared while your membership is active remain cleared forever.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc are already cleared and do not currently require you to register your account or use License Codes.

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Subscribing is the most affordable way to get access to everything you need for your projects. You pay a recurring fee to get ongoing access to our platform and download individual files to use while a member.

Projects completed while a member are licensed forever, but the assets themselves are not. i.e., You need to have an active membership to edit with any assets you’ve downloaded via a membership.

Purchasing a product allows you to pay a one-time fee to download all the files in a specific pack and use them forever.

You can create a free account and download a watermarked preview of any music track and add assets to project playlists.

These “temp tracks” are great for seeing if a track is a good fit for your project or client. Simply activate a membership when you’re ready to officially use a track.

Yes! You can upgrade to a higher plan anytime and receive a one-time proration. Changes will take effect immediately.

Visit the Switch Plan page to choose a new plan.

The first time you switch your Membership plan, our system will automatically calculate the unused time left on your initial plan and adjust the amount due on your new plan. This is a one-time proration and will not carry over should you choose to switch the plan associated with your membership again in the future.

If the value of your unused time on your initial plan is greater than the cost of your new plan, your “Next Renewal Date” will also be extended. No refunds are given.

Please note the “Total Due Today” and “First Renewal” on the checkout screen to understand what and when you will pay.

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If you have a project that exceeds the scope of what the membership allows, you can purchase an extended license to upgrade that specific project for wider placements/distribution.