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

Top 20 Abstract and Artistic AE Templates

Have you ever seen opening credits that made the hair stand up on your arms? Or a movie trailer that had your heart thumping loudly in your ears? The high-impact visuals of After Effects templates can add incredible intensity to any project—and will take your audience’s breath away. Versatile and colorful, abstract After Effects templates have their perks. Creatives working in the the sci-fi, thriller, drama, or documentary genres already know that abstract templates are key, but the uses for them go far beyond dramatic films. … Read more about Top 20 Abstract and Artistic AE Templates

Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Blockbuster-Style Logo Reveals

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series. This week we’re featuring After Effects templates for blockbuster-style logo reveals. Add some motion to your brand identity and get down to business with these easy-to-edit templates.   What’s better than summer blockbusters? Sometimes, it’s the trailers that come before them. We’ve all seen movies that had better previews than performances, and it’s no surprise that teasers can have a big impact on box office performance. The same rule applies to your brand, which is why … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Blockbuster-Style Logo Reveals

Create Blockbuster Credit Rolls in After Effects: 5 Must-Have YouTube Tutorials

Don’t think your audience cares about credit rolls? Think again. Hollywood has trained viewers to come early and stay until the very end thanks to unique title animations and “easter egg” post-credit scenes. But polished credit rolls aren’t just for big time studios. Sharp title and ending credits on your video project are a great way to signal professionalism and high-production value, instantly making your project look high end—even on a shoestring budget. Not sure how to add credits that are big screen-ready? After Effects templates … Read more about Create Blockbuster Credit Rolls in After Effects: 5 Must-Have YouTube Tutorials

After Effects: A Beginners Guide to Basic Effects & Animations

By Ryan Nau It’s time to brush up on the basics and get animated. From eye-catching logo reveals and title sequences to mesmerizing alpha channel animations, After Effects is a vital tool for all filmmakers looking to up the production value of their projects--especially when working with shoestring budgets. Although there are many tutorials for creating individual effects 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. That’s why … Read more about After Effects: A Beginners Guide to Basic Effects & Animations

Coming Attractions: 11 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by New Movies

From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to Marvel’s Doctor Strange to Star Wars’ Rogue One, this film season is packed with excitement. But why save all the thrills for the big screen? With our new and exclusive box office-inspired After Effects templates, you can easily add a little movie magic to your next project. Drawing on iconic moments from this year’s most anticipated films, we’ve created template designs that truly capture the unique elements of each movie. From the esoteric spellcasting glyphs of Doctor Strange to the classic … Read more about Coming Attractions: 11 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by New Movies

4 Awesome Keyframing Tips for After Effects Templates

Fine-tuning your keyframing techniques in After Effects can help you take your template projects from good to awesome. Keyframes can infinitely speed up the editing process and reduce repetitive manual clicks, whether you're creating custom animations or tweaking transitions between segments in your AE template. But first—what is a keyframe? Keyframes mark the start and end points for clips or animations in your project timeline. Accurate keyframing is essential for creating smooth transitions between sequences. For further explanation, … Read more about 4 Awesome Keyframing Tips for After Effects Templates

Choosing the Right After Effects Template in Just 3 Easy Steps

Whether you’re a seasoned motion graphics designer or just starting out in video production, After Effects templates are enormously helpful in getting the job done quickly. Video professionals can utilize these time-saving projects to speed up their work rate, cutting hours--if not days--of tedious manual keyframing, effects creation, and project structuring. For those just starting out in motion graphics and video production, many of these templates are created with simplicity in mind, and can often be deconstructed to reveal secret … Read more about Choosing the Right After Effects Template in Just 3 Easy Steps