Take your footage back in time with these FREE 8mm film grain overlays. Download Now


They turn … they see you … and they smile. Even through a screen, these gestures make us feel acknowledged, special, likable — and more open to the smiler’s message. No wonder the turn-and-smile has long been a favorite of advertisers. So sit back and bask in the feels as your presence gets celebrated over and over again in this hypnotic reel of happy recognition. Minus the sales pitches.

Music: “Twist It” by Jackass, licensed from Audiosocket
Built using video effects by Red Giant.

To publish or broadcast this video, contact press@dissolve.com, or tweet us at @dissolve. Media outlet? Grab the Turnsmile media kit.

License the products used

More showreels