How can I take advantage of the medium of VHS?
May 18, 2012 9:32 PM Subscribe
I want to make a music video straight to VHS. How can I maximize the glitches and poor quality associated with the medium?
posted by synthedelic to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for techniques to mangle the video. I want horrible tracking, color offset, flashing, etc. Leave the tape in the sun? Run a magnet over it? I still want to be able to play and view the video.
As I want to use a VCR-only operation, what sort of techniques can I utilize to keep the video and audio synchronized?
Would you recommend any VCR's? Looking for cheap and common, but with higher resolution speed control.
I have easy access to high-end video equipment, but lately, I've been going backwards in time with my gear. This music video gives me a chance to really flex the aesthetic of 80's, 90's video. Looking for recommendations on how to achieve properly washed out lighting, over-saturation, or any other "VHS-ey" effects.