How to Resize Video for Social Media (aka Square Format Video)

Incorporating stock footage into your social media accounts can add an element of professionalism that sets your brand apart. But, apps like Instagram and Facebook can sometimes make it difficult to upload because of their video size restrictions. Don’t let that stop you—we’re sharing some of our favorite tutorials that show you how to resize video to fit Instagram and Facebook’s video size specs. There’s no need to compromise on quality. Your brand will develop a reputation for its professionalism and social media savvy, all while … Read more about How to Resize Video for Social Media (aka Square Format Video)

What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)

Looking for a way to show off your content and make it pop? Look no further than the always versatile sizzle reel: a fun, quick way to spotlight all of your creative projects. A tool used by freelancers and longtime industry professionals alike, the sizzle reel provides a variety of different ways to quickly engage audiences with content that speaks for itself.   What is a sizzle reel? Sizzle reels are a fast-paced, branded mix of media that help convey messaging in a stylized video. While all sizzle reels are videos, not all videos … Read more about What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)

The Best Gear for On-the-Go

Picture this: You’re about to go on the destination footage trip of a lifetime, but you can’t bring all of your favorite equipment with you—we’ve all been there. Which camera should I bring? Will I need this lens or that one? Next thing you know, you’re sitting on your luggage, using all your strength to fit the zipper around your folded up tripod. Traveling can be stressful—especially if you’re a videographer or photographer. Not only do you want to make sure you have the right gear, but you also want to make sure it stays safe. … Read more about The Best Gear for On-the-Go

Why B-Roll is Awesome

Seasoned filmmakers and beginners alike use b-roll to take their film projects to the next level. Why? B-roll evens the playing field—and if you’ve never heard of b-roll before reading this article, you can still use it to achieve incredible results. We’ll take you through the basics of b-roll and show you how stock footage fits into the equation. (Spoiler: You’ll end up saving both time and cash).   What Is B-Roll? B-roll is the additional footage interspersed throughout a video to provide more information about the … Read more about Why B-Roll is Awesome

Tutorial: How to Create a Scribble Effect in After Effects

In this 3D world of complex visuals and intricate textures, a contradictory trend seems to have made its way to the foreground—and that trend is 2D animation. The simple aesthetic has taken over the world of design and even popular music videos. Take for instance Bruno Mars’s That’s What I Like—it combines 2D lines and animations with some killer dance moves to create something that is both fun and artistic. Lucky for you, the scribble effect is a very simple animation that can be done right inside After Effects or Premiere Pro. … Read more about Tutorial: How to Create a Scribble Effect in After Effects

40 After Effects Templates to Drive Views on YouTube

Get more views and subscribers with a uniform YouTube intro on all of your videos. We know our members crave After Effects Templates that can take their views to the next level. One great thing about After Effects templates are the reliability and familiarity they can create with an audience. They can create a strong relationship with viewers while designing a polished product. From displaying a range of products to providing a branded intro for your YouTube videos, After Effects templates are the perfect way to garner attention. High profile … Read more about 40 After Effects Templates to Drive Views on YouTube

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

Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

Adobe After Effects is a program with a host of possibilities for video creators at every skill level. While many associate AE with creating animation and special effects or working with templates, did you know you can also stylize and color correct footage? The opportunities are broad, but it can be very intimidating to get started without a little guidance.   Luckily, whether you’d like to enhance your shots or start animating, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best tutorials to help you get started in AE.   1: … Read more about Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials