How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

Organization may not be the most glamorous subject in the wonderful world of editing, but it sure is important. You may have all of the After Effects skills in the world, but if your workspace is a mess, then you’ll suffer from inefficient workflow. Files go missing, compositions go unnamed, heads brutally ache—all because of poor organizational skills. Tightening those screws will tighten up your whole project and make you a more valuable editor. Organized workflows don’t help just you. Filmmaking is often a collaborative effort, … Read more about How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

Did you just get back from an incredible photoshoot? After choosing your favorite shots and processing them, your next goal is to put your art on display for the world to see. After Effects templates can be the perfect way to emphasize the best of your recent photoshoot, highlight the tonal or visual theme of a series you’ve put together, or help you assemble a new collection.   You can also use AE photo templates to enhance your website, giving clients the ultimate way to view your work. Whether you want to show off your portrait work, … Read more about Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects Templates

You want your clients to remember your content and—more importantly—know how to find more of it. Finding a way for more viewers to hit the subscribe button is much easier with branded content. Luckily, you can use our customizable After Effects templates to brand your videos. AE templates instantly let viewers know who and what they are watching when they see your tagline. Still deciding on your branded look? Try thinking about your target audience. If you shoot exercise tutorials, look for a template with an energetic vibe. A … Read more about How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects 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

Beginner’s Guide to Drone Flying for Filmmakers

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the awesome new drone you finally talked yourself into buying! The temptation of stunning aerial footage is too much for most filmmakers to stand. If you haven’t purchased your first drone yet, you probably will soon. The technology has reached cinematic quality and the footage coming from drones these days can make your jaw drop. But, nothing is ever as easy as it looks. Learning to fly a drone well takes practice and finesse, and it’s all too easy to crash and burn as a beginner. This guide will help you get … Read more about Beginner’s Guide to Drone Flying for Filmmakers

Artist Spotlight: Oleksandr Smaglov and Radosław Frankowski

We’re featuring artists from our new Creator to Creator collection--Oleksandr Smaglov and Radosław Frankowski. With fresh stock footage that reflects our creative community, this collection focuses on energetic and social media-drive lifestyle clips that resonate with the next generation of creators.   Olkesandr Smaglov   … Read more about Artist Spotlight: Oleksandr Smaglov and Radosław Frankowski

Marketing on Social Media: 20 After Effects Promos for Your Instagram Ads

It’s the event of the century, all your buddies have bought their tickets, celebrities are rumored to be there, and the artist line up is surreal—but, you had no idea this event even existed. How did an event get so much hype so quickly? Instagram marketing—it’s one of the newest, trendiest, and most affordable ways to market an event or product to an entire world of digital consumers. Unlike the now infamous Fyre Festival, Instagram Ads do exist , and so do beautifully crafted AE Promo Templates that can help you market on … Read more about Marketing on Social Media: 20 After Effects Promos for Your Instagram Ads

Top 20 After Effects Templates for the Most Incredible Wedding Videos

Congratulations! If you just got engaged there’s probably a lot on your mind. Planning a wedding could have you in a tizzy—for example, who’s going to capture all the sweet adorable moments on the wedding day? If you’ve opted not to hire a videographer but still want a beautiful wedding video, we’ve gathered our favorite AE Templates for wedding videos to inspire or help complete your project. Whether you are a professional videographer or using your point-and-shoot camera and home computer, we’ve made it easy to find and use our … Read more about Top 20 After Effects Templates for the Most Incredible Wedding Videos