5 Places to Find Freelancers to Edit After Effects Templates

There’s a lot that goes into creating marketing materials for a small business. If you’re just starting out, editing your own after effects templates for your creative might not be a task you want to tackle. Sure, you’ve got the basics of Photoshop and InDesign down, but you’ve never even opened Adobe After Effects, let alone tried to edit an After Effects template—and let’s be honest, with web design projects, ad creative, and even social media accounts to manage, you likely have zero extra time to do so. The solution? Download … Read more about 5 Places to Find Freelancers to Edit After Effects Templates

Tutorial: How to Create a Zoom Effect in After Effects

From psychological thrillers to heart-pounding action films, zooming has always been used to capture a far-away subject or fill a frame with a close up—but thanks to post production programs like After Effects, the zoom can now go beyond its normal, everyday usage to provide a unique twist to any video. Just think of the iconic dolly zoom in Vertigo or the crash zoom in Django Unchained during the introduction of Calvin Candie. Need a visual? This video shows you how zooming can be used in big name Hollywood … Read more about Tutorial: How to Create a Zoom Effect in After Effects

Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

Cue up the mortar boards and robes, because it’s graduation season again. May and June are important months for families, friends, and educators--students of all ages the world over are finishing their studies and excitedly preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. Of course, this isn’t just a pivotal day for students: graduations are an opportunity for whole families and communities to join together in celebration.   So it’s only fitting that during important moments like these, we’d want to capture the memories (and … Read more about Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

Stock Footage of the Week: V-E Day

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. As time marched on, the reality of the second World War became tinted by the glamour of Hollywood and immortalized in the dramatic language of literature—but for many people still alive today, World War II wasn’t a multi-million dollar epic film, and it didn’t star the likes of Brad Pitt or Tom Hanks. It starred their brothers and sisters—their husbands and wives. Today in 1945, German forces formally surrendered at … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: V-E Day

40 After Effects Templates to Drive Views on YouTube

Looking to get more views on your YouTube 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 to your videos, After Effects templates are the perfect way to garner attention. High profile corporations to home grown businesses can … Read more about 40 After Effects Templates to Drive Views on YouTube

20 Blockbuster Movie Templates: Take on Tinseltown with A-List Intros

The 2017 movie season is well underway—but why save all the thrills for the big screen? Thanks to today’s tech, independent filmmakers can access studio-quality b-roll, mind-blowing special effects and engaging intros on less than a Los Angeles catering budget! So why not add a little movie magic to your next film project with our box-office inspired After Effects templates? Whether you’re looking for high-impact credit reels or a spine-chilling introduction, get the Hollywood look—minus the Hollywood budget.   The Future … Read more about 20 Blockbuster Movie Templates: Take on Tinseltown with A-List Intros

Stock Footage of the Week: It’s May Day!

Spring may have begun in March, but for many cultures it’s the first of May that marks the real appearance of the warmer months. As Guinevere sang in Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot, it’s that time of year when “all the world is brimming with fun—wholesome or ‘un.’” Celebrated in ancient Rome as the festival of the goddess of flowers, Flora—or hundreds of miles away in Gaelic nations as the holiday Beltane—May Day has long been a time to relish the burgeoning seasonal sunshine and give thanks that winter has finally … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: It’s May Day!

After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques

By Ryan Nau   Are you ready to take your After Effects know-how to the next level? From eye-catching logo reveals and title sequences to mesmerizing alpha channel animations, After Effects can really upgrade the production value of any project—especially if you’re working with a with shoestring budget. While there are many how-tos for using the more advanced tools 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. … Read more about After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques