Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

– Salvador Dali

Premiere Pro Animated Cinematic Bars

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add black bars in Premiere Pro and how to smoothly animate them in and out. You’ll also learn how to save your cinematic black bars animation as an effect preset you can reuse and easily customize in other projects, and speed up your editing workflow.

This effect is a great way to ease in and out of that widescreen cinematic aspect ratio we’re all used to seeing in big-budget feature films. Add opening black bars for an epic intro, closing bars for an amazing outro, or mix and match anywhere you want to add a little Hollywood mojo to your video edit.