These old 16mm film effects are high resolution scans of authentic film leaders. Great video files for any project requiring vintage elements. This robust pack is perfect for editors who want to integrate authentic retro visuals into their work. Great for transitions, overlays and motion design.

  • 135 video files of 16mm film leader scans
  • Newly added : 52 video files of authentic vintage countdowns
  • Newly added : Film leader soundtrack (7 minutes .WAV file)
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), ProRes
  • 12 minutes of footage
  • 42GB


old 16mm film effects

Watch the 4K 16MM FILM LEADERS in action…

By default, the files run at 24 frames per second but for this video, it got slowed down at 12fps for better visualization. The soundtrack is included in the package.


We sourced and scanned hundreds of feet of 16mm film to create this product. We also worked with some of the best labs in Toronto, Canada for scanning everything at the best resolution possible.


What is a Film Leader?

At the very beginning of a roll of 16mm film, is a length of film leader. This is a section on the roll specifically for the film’s title, it’s technical specs and any other information required for the lab. We’ve taken some vintage film leader and obtained some really awesome looking film specs. A lot of what is written is often displayed too quickly to read, but the effect of either the written or printed lettering is just amazing.

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4K vintage 16mm film leaders files included in this collection

A 16mm film leader is a piece of film stock that is attached to the beginning of a film reel. It contains information such as the title of the film, the production company, and the reel number. The leader is used to identify the film and to ensure that it is properly loaded into the projector. It is usually blank or black and white and can also include countdowns and other markings.

The stock video used for our demos are generally taken from Pexels or Artgrid and the music often comes from White Bat Audio or the Youtube audio library. Contact us for any questions.