“The Bowl”

Peter McKinnon shares the impact of a single image

Peter McKinnon teamed up with World Vision to tell a story of hope amidst crises. A seemingly mundane photo of a bowl stuck with him more than any other from his trip to Kenya and he used the image in a surprising and powerful way to sum up what he experienced.

As an experienced storyteller, Peter knows the importance of sound in making a film come to life with visceral feeling. “Capturing the sound of an environment is an absolute must for me. Hearing something distinct and specific to a place, time, or person can really draw you right back,” he said.

To supplement the audio he captured on location, Peter used a few sounds from our Archetype SFX library throughout the film.

“Accentuating my story with proper SFX really helped tie the project together and give it that seamless flow I was looking for. They often say if it looks bad, people will still watch. If it sounds bad, they won’t,” he added.See more of Peters’s work on his Youtube Channel.

Pro Audio

Music & Sound Effects


  • Includes all music & variations
  • Includes sound effects
  • Covers personal, professional, and client videos & podcasts
  • Covers social, web, and paid advertising
  • License Codes + Request PDF licenses (great for clients)
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No VFX overlays or Finishing LUTs
$19.99
/month
Billed Yearly
Creator Audio

Music & Sound Effects


  • Includes all music & variations
  • Includes sound effects
  • Covers videos on your personal social profiles and website
  • Monetize your YouTube channel
  • No VFX overlays or Finishing LUTs
  • No client or professional work
  • No paid advertising
$9.99
/month
Billed Yearly
Pro Audio

Music & Sound Effects


  • Includes all music & variations
  • Includes sound effects
  • Covers personal, professional, and client videos & podcasts
  • Covers social, web, and paid advertising
  • License Codes + Request PDF licenses (great for clients)
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No VFX overlays or Finishing LUTs
$29.99
/month
Billed Monthly
Creator Audio

Music & Sound Effects


  • Includes all music & variations
  • Includes sound effects
  • Covers videos on your personal social profiles and website
  • Monetize your YouTube channel
  • No VFX overlays or Finishing LUTs
  • No client or professional work
  • No paid advertising
$14.99
/month
Billed Monthly

General FAQ

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

All plans 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.

Yep. You can switch plans or cancel at any time. 

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. Learn more about switching.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and no refunds will be given.

Your membership will automatically renew unless canceled. 

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 and monetize 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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Our visual assets are sold a la carte as packs and bundles of multiple packs.

These come with a perpetual license separate from our audio subscriptions.

You do not need to have any sort of subscription to purchase our visual products. Simply add the products to your cart and check out.

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

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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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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.