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

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