If had to choose the one effect that is the most used nowadays in video I would pick the glitch effect, here I will cover the fundamental on what, how to create glitch effects in your art or videos project, whether you are a newbie or a professional you should be able to learn with the provided free digital distortion After Effects project template and use them for your own need.
To make it easy to read I have made tabs below that you can expand and retract to get the information you need quickly.
A glitch effect makes your footage or image look like is it is being distorted, displaced extremely fast or broken into multiple pieces and returned back to its original position. Its like a small blip error, a disrupted signal, a bad reception and a flicker movement which actually looks cool and trendy. The glitch effects is also name in different term such as digital distortion or distortion effects.
There are multiple variation and style of glitch effects you can see in the preview gallery below, the purpose is to demonstrate how different style you can get from a digital distortion effect. Huge thanks to Rocketstock for providing the free glitches effects.
In the gallery below you can also download the After Effects 2018 source files projects (Version 15.0.0) to see how to make the effects. Also the hot air balloon image I used is from pixabay please check the copyright before you use it for your own project.