How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

The internet can now teach us how to do everything. From how to operate an iPhone to cooking a 5-star dinner. We expect information to be available as quickly as we can tap a screen, and when we do find what we’re looking for, we expect it to be easy to understand and use. Put this all together and it’s easy to see why tutorial videos are so incredibly popular—all who wants to read when you can watch?   With this in mind, we’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide on how to make a tutorial video from start to finish. Here are the … Read more about How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

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

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

The Top Shared After Effects Tutorials on Facebook—6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in AE

Adobe After Effects is well-known for transitions and logo reveal animations, which many filmmakers download in customizable royalty-free AE templates. Recent trends on social media reveal that people are looking for even more ways to take their video editing to the next level, even beyond the capabilities of a downloaded template or customizable animation. That’s why we’ve gathered six of the most shared After Effects tutorials from Facebook to help you learn how to get the most out of this versatile program.   1. Create a Tilt Shift … Read more about The Top Shared After Effects Tutorials on Facebook—6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in AE

11 Essential Chroma Key After Effects Tutorials

While most video editing softwares offer a form of chroma or luma key for green screen projects, Adobe After Effects provides a suite of tools that typically lead to more accurate and professional results than other programs offer. In fact, some of the most popular After Effects plugins can make keying incredibly simple and efficient, saving you time while adding a little extra oomph to your project. That’s why we’ve put together a short primer on green screen and keying, including 11 curated tutorials covering essential keying … Read more about 11 Essential Chroma Key After Effects Tutorials

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

Where Filmmakers Learn: The Best in Tutorials, Tools, and Classes

Got a great idea for a video project but want a filmmaking primer first? We’ve gathered thirteen of the best film resources to get you started. Whether you’re a seasoned cinematographer searching for new techniques or you’ve only just picked up a camera for the first time, these online tutorials, blogs, and tools will get your creativity in gear—and help you make the most of our Unlimited Library.   Classes and Tutorials from the Pros Lynda Lynda is a one-stop-shop for design and technology classes, all suited to a variety of … Read more about Where Filmmakers Learn: The Best in Tutorials, Tools, and Classes

How to Film Fireworks Like a Professional

If you’re planning on filming fireworks this summer, you need more than just a blanket and picnic basket—you need a game plan for mastering high-contrast, low-light shooting. Filming explosive, airborne, or nocturnal subjects is rare for most filmmakers, and capturing your best footage of fireworks will require facing all three at once. To help with this, we’ve outlined some tips for refining your technique in advance of Independence Day weekend.   Only Manual Settings Can Bring Balance to Your Firework Footage If you make … Read more about How to Film Fireworks Like a Professional