Top 20 After Effects Opening Animations Filmmakers Can’t Get Enough Of
Video is in demand now more than ever—it seems like everyone from your boss to your grandmother is sharing videos with the world. But what about you? Do you want to or need to create stunning videos?
Whether you’re uploading them for work or play, no video is complete without a killer opener. After all, it’s the first thing your audience sees—if it’s boring then they aren’t going to watch it from start to finish. That’s where AE animations can help. We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite After Effects openers for all kinds of different projects, including business presentations, movie openings, and YouTube intros.
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Business Presentation Animations
Have a business presentation coming up? Want to really “wow” your boss with a killer presentation? If so, these five After Effects openers are sure to catch their eye and light up the crowd. Pairing your intro video with the information you’re presenting can also drive home the main point.
If you’re looking for an intro that falls in line with the norms, then the “Classic” intro will be the best fit. On the hunt for something more dynamic? Then view the “Simple and Dynamic” intro. Or you could go all the way corporate with the “Business Line” intro instead. The best part is, each of these animations is completely customizable. Add in your logo, business contact information, change up the colors and fonts, all with a click of the mouse with these animations.
Find the one that suits you.
1. Classic Intro
2. Business Presentation Intro
3. Simple and Dynamic Intro
4. Business Line Intro
5. Video Presentation Intro
Video Blog (“Vlog”) Openers
Do you even vlog, bro? If you do, then you’ll need a kick-butt vlog animation opener for your videos. Why? To tie together your branding, of course!
Whether you have a how-to style vlog—showing folks how to do something most people can’t—or have a cheeky vlog that “tells the news” in your own way, these five animations might be the perfect opener for your next video.
6. How-To Style Vlog Intro
7. Travel Vlog Intro
8. News-themed Vlog Intro
9. Social Media Personality Vlog Intro
10. Creative Vlog Intro
And don’t forget to check out our favorite AE Templates for YouTubers.
Movie Trailer Animations
Every Hollywood studio has their own movie trailer animations. Think DreamWorks, Pixar, or 20th Century Fox. You know precisely what studio bankrolled the movie you’re about to watch when the animation hits the screen. Now you can do the same with your own movie.
Whether you’ve made a world-changing documentary or have just written, produced, and starred in your own cinematic thriller, you’ve got to have your own signature movie trailer animations to pull in your audience.
These are a few of our favorite movie trailer templates, but there are many more where they came from.
15. Dramatic History
Family Photo Slideshow Animation Opener
Who doesn’t love family photo slideshows? And if you have been tasked with creating this year’s family reunion slideshow presentation, then you want to select a video intro that represents your family in the best possible way.
Make grandma tear up and set the stage for a truly moving family photo slideshow by selecting the perfect After Effects video intro. Here are a few of our favorite animations to kick your photo show off on the right nostalgic foot. Reminisce with the entire family at your next reunion or holiday with these beautiful slideshow templates.
16. Family Reunion Slideshow Intro
17. Festive Slideshow
18. Wedding Slideshow
19. Vacation Slideshow
20. Cute and Fun Slideshow
Wrapping It Up!
Selecting the right animation for your next business presentation, vlog, movie trailer, or family photo slideshow is an important part of nailing your presentation. If you need something that fits with your brand, themes, or family vibe, then check out these killer video animations and more from our Membership Library and Contributor Marketplace—with hundreds to choose from, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for.
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