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

Top 20 AE Backgrounds for Live Events

Come one, come all! Planning a live event can be a challenging and stressful task—after finding a venue, entertainer or DJs, and date, all that's left is attracting the crowds. Sounds easy enough, right? Maybe if you like long nights spent wracking your brain for marketing strategies, then yes, it’s easy. Luckily, finding crowd-pleasing and mesmerizing visuals for your event’s promos or backdrop doesn’t have to be stressful. Our After Effects video template library includes a wide array of creative graphics to make a big splash. The … Read more about Top 20 AE Backgrounds for Live Events

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 Multidimensional Templates: After Effects Animations That Will Transfix Your Audience

“Always leave them wanting more” is a great philosophy for both entertainers and advertisers—and when you’re working with video projects, using 3D After Effects templates is a great way to make a lasting impression and intrigue your audience. You can use After Effects to give your commercial, presentation, or documentary a more polished and finished look. After Effects can even be used to unnerve and alarm an audience—if that’s your goal—or define a visual style. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous and inspiring animation … Read more about Top 20 Multidimensional Templates: After Effects Animations That Will Transfix Your Audience

Emojis Say What?!—Adding Text Message Bubbles to Your Project with After Effects Templates

In the last 20 years, with the help of the internet and the rise of cell phones, communication has dramatically changed. Mobile phones and the ability to text now strongly influence the way in which we can communicate with people, including on film. From tweets to texts, filmmakers have had to adapt to the way individuals give and receive information. Using text on screen to relay conversation has become a new tool for visual storytellers to communicate conversations on screen without ever saying a thing. One of the best examples we’ve seen … Read more about Emojis Say What?!—Adding Text Message Bubbles to Your Project 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