Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

Although it might be the middle of July, fans of must-watch TV around the world already know: Winter. Is. Here. The penultimate season of Game of Thrones has arrived, promising more thrills—and battles—than ever. But why should Jon Snow have all the fun? With our new and exclusive epic fantasy-inspired After Effects templates, you can claim the Iron Throne for your own. Drawing on iconic elements and themes from the pop culture sensation, we’ve created four versatile intro templates that can be easily customized using your own … Read more about Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

Organization may not be the most glamorous subject in the wonderful world of editing, but it sure is important. You may have all of the After Effects skills in the world, but if your workspace is a mess, then you’ll suffer from inefficient workflow. Files go missing, compositions go unnamed, heads brutally ache—all because of poor organizational skills. Tightening those screws will tighten up your whole project and make you a more valuable editor. Organized workflows don’t help just you. Filmmaking is often a collaborative effort, … Read more about How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques

By Ryan Nau   Are you ready to take your After Effects know-how to the next level? From eye-catching logo reveals and title sequences to mesmerizing alpha channel animations, After Effects can really upgrade the production value of any project—especially if you’re working with a with shoestring budget. While there are many how-tos for using the more advanced tools in AE—or for working with ready-made After Effects templates—sometimes you need a more comprehensive introduction to working with the program’s animations. … Read more about After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques

Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

Having the right tool for the job is essential when you need to maximize productivity and keep your creative flow copasetic—after all, you wouldn’t try to hammer a nail with a screwdriver (well, we hope you wouldn’t). So why would you use the wrong Adobe program for your project? Knowing when you should use Adobe After Effects versus Premiere Pro can help you determine which program to learn first or which program to use for specific tasks. While there are some things that you can do through both programs, one of them will likely have … Read more about Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

As the weather slowly but surely turns to spring and warmer weather, our friends, family, and neighbors begin to come out of hibernation and start sending out invitations to all of the events! That's right, folks! It's almost the season of barbecues, weddings, showers, and reunions. Make your party stand out by using our After Effects photo templates to make your retirement party, graduation dinner, or gender reveal luncheon a smashing success. Our AE templates can personalize any party or gathering you’re holding, and helps you place your … Read more about 15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

Stock Footage of the Week: From Mountains Majesty to Urban Glitch—On-Trend After Effects Templates

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. This week we were inspired by two very different trends that are dominating the wide and wonderful world of After Effects templates: impossibly beautiful nature reels and gritty urban glitch templates. We asked ourselves, how can two such different styles be so popular at the same time? What is it about these templates that appeals to such wide audiences? When we looked at the latest trends in film, the contrast between these two … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: From Mountains Majesty to Urban Glitch—On-Trend After Effects Templates

Master the Art of the Business Video: 13 After Effects Templates That Seal the Deal

It can be difficult to stand out in the digital world. Luckily, our After Effects business templates can save you time and add that little extra something that’ll give you an edge. From impressing your board with elegant templates to capturing the attention of consumers on Facebook, we have all of the templates you need to get your brand the visibility it deserves. You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company to afford elegant videos-- our Membership Library and Contributor Marketplace have AE templates for every occasion, so that you can … Read more about Master the Art of the Business Video: 13 After Effects Templates That Seal the Deal

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 … Read more about Top 20 After Effects Opening Animations Filmmakers Can’t Get Enough Of