The 10 Biggest After Effects Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

We’ve all been there. You’re happily animating away, minding your own business, when suddenly—bam! You get hit with a weird error message, or your layer disappears...and why isn’t the mask tool working anyway? After Effects can be a complicated program, and while customizable After Effects templates and Internet tutorials can help anyone get the ball rolling, there are still a few ins and outs that can elude even advanced animators and FX artists. To help you avoid these pesky problems, we’ve compiled a list of the ten biggest and most … Read more about The 10 Biggest After Effects Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Roll Out the Red Carpet—After Effects Templates Inspired by 2017’s Best Picture Nominees

“And the Oscar goes to…” As filmmakers, media producers, and cinematographers, we are unapologetic “movie people.” From artsy indies to high-budget action flicks , we’ve laughed, cried, and loved them all—and we’ve waited with baited breath to find out which of our favorites will be honored or snubbed by the Academy each year. Few awards are as coveted as the prestigious “Best Picture” Oscar, and this year’s nominees don’t disappoint. As we dive into awards season, we’ve collected a few of our favorite After Effects Templates inspired … Read more about Roll Out the Red Carpet—After Effects Templates Inspired by 2017’s Best Picture Nominees

16 Hottest AE Templates of 2016—The Templates Filmmakers Loved Most This Year

Pop and sizzle aren't just for champagne—every video project needs that "extra something" that makes it standout. Customizable After Effects templates can help you do that quickly and affordably while still wowing audiences. Not sure which template is right for you? Crowdsource your answer. From dazzling animations to smooth title intros, these are the templates our creative community loved and downloaded the most in 2016. We’ve taken some time to look through our collection of After Effects templates and pulled the top downloads of the … Read more about 16 Hottest AE Templates of 2016—The Templates Filmmakers Loved Most This Year

7 Essential After Effects Animations to Take Your Video Effects to the Next Level

Cross-dissolve just doesn't cut it anymore. To make studio-quality videos, you need polished animations—that’s why we’ve pulled seven essential After Effects template animations for video production. From logo reveals to intro slides, these template categories are the standard-bearers of the industry. Templates are a great way for filmmakers, marketers, and creatives to quickly and easily create professional projects without needing to build them from scratch, frame by tedious frame. Easily customized with text, photos, and footage, AE … Read more about 7 Essential After Effects Animations to Take Your Video Effects to the Next Level

We Answered the Top 27 Google’d After Effects Questions

Adobe After Effects is an essential post production editing program that helps filmmakers do everything from color correction to 3D animation. Because our Membership Library is full of customizable, royalty-free After Effects templates, we often receive questions about how to use the program--that’s why we’ve rounded up answers to the top 27 Google’d After Effects questions.   1. What is After Effects? After Effects is one of the many programs included in the Adobe Creative Suite. AE is a popular tool among video editors, and it’s most … Read more about We Answered the Top 27 Google’d After Effects Questions

Top 30 After Effects Tutorials for Business Promos

If you want to add punch to your business promos, Adobe After Effects can help you achieve that extra polish in your projects with relatively little effort. While After Effects business promo templates can provide you with ready-made project files, including clearly-labeled elements and file structures that you can customize, sometimes the best option is creating an AE project from scratch. To get you started, we’ve pulled together the top 30 After Effects tutorials for business materials and marketing creative--use these tips and tricks to add … Read more about Top 30 After Effects Tutorials for Business Promos

47 After Effects Tutorials for Filmmakers

by Simon Brough Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular tools for filmmakers looking to add polish to their video projects. From intro titles to credit rolls and everything in between—including color correction, chroma key or green screening, and specialized visual effects—we’ve pulled together 47 of the most useful After Effects tutorials for auteurs. Whether you’re working within royalty-free After Effects templates or looking to brush up on your AE design skills, these video lessons will teach you program essentials, time-saving … Read more about 47 After Effects Tutorials for Filmmakers