I created this moving 3D moving film strip with the demo version of Freeform Pro plugin by Mettle. Unfortunately I can't afford to buy the plugin so I can't remove the watermark and render it out. Is there another way to achieve this effect in AE? I tried experimenting with mesh warp and
various other plugins but no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Without plug-ins mesh warp is your best bet. You may need to precomp three pieces of moving footage to make the bend that shows back side. The precomps would have the footage split in three pieces accordingly.