Slide Show Projector template
Free template you can use to make your own Slide Show Projector effect in Premiere Pro. Just throw in your own video or stills, and hit Play! Everything is free – even the music, textures and sound FX.
Made by Jarle Leirpoll with some help (a lot actually – he did the boring parts, like making the hairs) from Johan Toftstuen who was an intern in Jarle’s company for a few weeks. Music and Sound FX by Lars Nårstad. This is a sample from the upcoming book “The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro“.
Use this template for free for whatever you like, including in commercial work. Proper crediting is expected and increases your karma, but we will probably not bother to sue you if you don’t. “Slide show template from PremierePro.net by Jarle Leirpoll, Johan Toftstuen and Lars Nårstad”. If you use it, a link to your film on the great interweb would be much appreciated.
- Works in Premiere Pro CS5 and newer
- Real-time if you have a compatible Nvidia card
- Project made in 1080p50, but can be adapted to other formats
- Slide Projector style movement of images in and out
- Fake projector sounds when swapping images
- Projector fan sound , if you don’t want to use the music
- Auto focus sound effect
- Out of focus, then fake autofocus when a new image comes in
- Some hairs in the gate (not visible on a textured background)
- Choice to Tint the images for “Old Photo look” or not
- Concrete wall background image (swap it for your own favorite texture if you want)
- Short and long versions of the music
- Rough 3D version. Lose the brick wall – it doesn’t work well here. Bring your own wall!
- User guide included
How to use
There’s a built-in user guide in the project, but here’s the essence: Download this template project and import it into a film project where you need a slide show effect for a few images. Swap the Bars and Tone clips in the Source sequences for your own footage by ALT-dragging the new clip from project panel or source monitor onto the Bars and Tone clip in the timeline. Adjust In Point if needed. Go to the main sequence and hit Play. Easy!
Warning: This is a fairly complex project. Some systems may choke on the many effects and layers.
Make it your own
Of course, if you want to, you can tweak everything to your taste. Poke around in the nested sequences, and you’ll find out how it’s made. Copy and paste stacks of clips in the “Projector” timeline to add more images. Make the frame larger. Move the hairs in the gate for every image. Make new hairs and smudges. Throw in some auto focus trouble and slanted images. Vary the pitch and loudness of the sound effects. Put on some reverb. Tint in other colors. Add applause. Play with blend modes. Let some images be seen for longer. Go back to a previous image. In short: Have fun!