Maven

Stylized glass overlays with vivid color and expression

Lens Distortions has been pioneering glass effects for post-production since our first product launched years ago.

Since then, we’ve introduced Luminary to provide the quintessential, clean and classy take on glass overlays.

For our next product, we wanted to offer something a bit more provocative and stylized… for filmmakers who aren’t afraid to push their visuals.

Enter Maven.

Maven glass overlays are vivid, with alluring color, movement, and texture.

Maven 4K

Stylized glass overlays with vivid color and expression

Maven 4K

Maven 4K

Maven 4K

Stylized glass overlays with vivid color and expression
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Get access starting at just $29/month

Maven 4K Includes:

  • 90 curated clips
  • 6 Distinct Categories: Quick, Bold, Textured, Subtle, Slow, Lower
  • 4K ProRes: 16GB, 4K H264: 6.4GB

Our membership gives a single-user access to all products and songs that are currently available on our website, including all VFX libraries.

Our VFX overlay products are encoded in ProRes, and are compatible in any non-linear editing software that allows you to change the “blend mode” of clips on your timeline to “screen.” This includes, but is not limited to, programs such as:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Lumafusion
  • NUKE
  • Etc.,

Avid Media Composer and iMovie do not have “blend mode” settings and are not supported.
Check with your editing software’s help documentation to ensure that you have the “screen” blend mode option.

Check out this playlist on YouTube to learn about using our VFX and SFX products: YouTube Playlist

Maven Trailer

Maven Overview

Vivid Color

Maven offers a stylized take on glass overlays for filmmakers who aren’t afraid to push their visuals.

A dominant feature of the effects is their color. The default blue tone is intriguing as is, but you can also tint the clips to create vivid hues that complement your project.

Movement and Texture

Another defining characteristic of Maven is assertive movement. The clips provide raw energy to a project while still being elegant and confident.

Movement goes hand in hand with texture. The unique textures in Maven could only be created by meticulously capturing real glass elements in-camera.

6 Distinct Categories

90 Effects Total

01 Quick

Grab attention and create a sense of urgency with the clips in the Quick folder. These also work great as transition elements between cuts or speed-ramped shots.

02 Bold

Go big with these flashy and full overlays. This category offers some of the most assertive clips in Maven.

03 Textured

While all Maven clips have good texture, these clips offer the most intricate details and nuances. Great for title card backgrounds.

04 Subtle

Short, slower clips that are meant to be dialed back to help accent your shots.

05 Slow

With less aggressive movement, these clips are ideal for title card backgrounds or longer foregrounds.

06 Lower

These clips are great for elegantly framing your shot.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Access for a single-user* to all products and songs that are currently availabe on our website.

Our mobile app is not included. The subscription on our website and the subscription in our mobile app are entirely separate.

Browse the VFXSFXColor, and Photo pages to familiarize yourself with our product lineup. You can preview our entire song catalog on the Music page.

*Our Elite Membership offer the best value for teams with 5 or more people.

Generally, all professional video editing softwares are compatible: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, etc

Each of our product lines (VFX, SFX, Color, etc) has slightly varied compatibility, so click a link below to learn more about the specific editing software each product line is compatible with:

VFX compatibility
Color compatibility
SFX compatibility
Photoshop compatibility

Our VFX products are delivered as ProRes files, some also offer an H264 option.

SFX products and Music are provided as WAV and MP3.

Finishing LUTs are standard .cube LUT files.

Photo products are Photoshop actions + image files.

The membership covers social media, client work, all forms of advertising, and YouTube monetization.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Assets must be incorporated into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

Example of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to automatically clear copyright claims within minutes.

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. 

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube and any claims will automatically clear within minutes. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

Videos published while your membership is active are covered forever.

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For small teams, simply activate a single-user membership for each person on your team.

For larger teams, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

If you cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Subscription fees are not refundable.

Any projects you publish while the subscription is active are covered forever but you will no longer have a license to use any assets moving forward and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

One of the first things you’ll notice about Maven effects is their color. The default blue tone is intriguing on its own, but it’s only a starting point.

Try tinting the clips to a complementary or matching color from your shot.

Another thing that sets Maven apart is assertive movement. We wanted the clips to bring some raw energy to a project while still being elegant and confident.

Movement goes hand in hand with texture. The unique textures in Maven could only be created by meticulously capturing real glass elements in-camera.

Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$20.75
/Month
$249 Billed Yearly
Best Value
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$33.25
/Month
$399 Billed Yearly – 2 Months Free
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$20.75
/MOnth
$249 Billed Yearly
Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$29
/month
Billed Monthly
Most Flexible
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$39
/Month
Billed Monthly
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$29
/MOnth
Billed Monthly

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

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

All memberships cover:

  • Personal, professional, and client work
  • All social media networks
  • All forms of advertising
  • YouTube monetization
  • Podcasts

Assets must be incorporated or “synchronized” into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Examples of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Edit with assets after your membership lapses
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Yes, you can switch plans or cancel at any time. Keep in mind you must have an active membership to use our assets in new edits.

If you ever feel like your current plan isn’t the best fit anymore, it’s easy to switch your plan to something more flexible and enjoy uninterrupted access to the assets you need. Learn more about switching.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Membership fees are not refundable.

Your membership will automatically renew unless canceled. 

No, you must have an active membership to use any assets you’ve downloaded and to publish projects.

Any projects you publish while your membership is active are covered forever and will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

If your membership lapses, you will no longer have a license to use any assets in new edits and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

Yes! Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to pre-clear your or your clients’ videos for YouTube:

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically pre-clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. You can register one YouTube channel per account.

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

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

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

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You can browse the platform and stream previews of every individual asset without an account!

To test out music tracks in a project, you can create a free account and download a watermarked preview of any track.

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.

We don’t offer downloadable samples of any of our SFX, VFX, or LUTs for free accounts.

Generally, all professional video editing software is compatible: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, etc

Learn More >

Yes! You can switch between any of our membership plans at any time. 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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For teams of 5 or more, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

For small teams, simply activate a single-user membership for each person on your team.