We Answered the Top 27 Google’d After Effects Questions

Adobe After Effects is an essential post production editing program that helps filmmakers do everything from color correction to 3D animation. Because our Membership Library is full of customizable, royalty-free After Effects templates, we often receive questions about how to use the program--that’s why we’ve rounded up answers to the top 27 Google’d After Effects questions.   1. What is After Effects? After Effects is one of the many programs included in the Adobe Creative Suite. AE is a popular tool among video editors, and it’s most … Read more about We Answered the Top 27 Google’d After Effects Questions

12 Most Influential After Effects Experts: Our Top Picks for Tips and Tricks

Adobe After Effects is full of endless possibilities, and it can be overwhelming for beginners and experienced editors alike--one of the many reasons that ready-made, customizable After Effects templates are so popular. When it comes to learning how to keyframe or figuring out the best way to work with chroma key and green screen in AE, seasoned After Effects experts often provide the best answers. To help you with your questions, we have carefully selected 12 gurus for you to follow. With their help and advice, you’ll be perfecting your … Read more about 12 Most Influential After Effects Experts: Our Top Picks for Tips and Tricks

Choosing the Right After Effects Template in Just 3 Easy Steps

Whether you’re a seasoned motion graphics designer or just starting out in video production, After Effects templates are enormously helpful in getting the job done quickly. Video professionals can utilize these time-saving projects to speed up their work rate, cutting hours--if not days--of tedious manual keyframing, effects creation, and project structuring. For those just starting out in motion graphics and video production, many of these templates are created with simplicity in mind, and can often be deconstructed to reveal secret … Read more about Choosing the Right After Effects Template in Just 3 Easy Steps

Everything You Need to Know About Using Keywords to Boost Sales

To date, there are more than 2 million clips in our Marketplace—that’s a lot of content for our members to choose from. One of the keys to ensuring that your clips are discovered is proper tagging. To help, we’ve dug deep into the data behind the currently top-selling clips in our Marketplace to reveal the best practices our contributors are using to tag their content. Take a look to learn how to keyword like a champ!   1. Use objective and descriptive keywords. Clips with the most relevant keywords that match a search will generally … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Using Keywords to Boost Sales

It Took 3 Years and One Million Photos to Capture This Epic Timelapse of Singapore

Patience is key to filming any great timelapse video. Singapore-based Australian photographer Keith Loutit knows this all too well. He spent three years capturing over one million photos for this beautiful and dynamic timelapse of Singapore, which he’s titled The Lion City II - Majulah (meaning “onward”). The Lion City II - Majulah from Keith Loutit on Vimeo It took Loutit 500 days of consecutively returning to the same locations to perfectly capture the constantly fluctuating Singapore landscape. Despite the one million photos that … Read more about It Took 3 Years and One Million Photos to Capture This Epic Timelapse of Singapore

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

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs

By Ryan Nau Adobe After Effects (AE) is a top program in today’s video and animation production industry. It does take some technical depth to learn how to use the program, which is why royalty-free AE templates have burst on the scene with such high demand. However, AE has tons of built-in features that allow you to create studio-quality work right out of the box, as this beginner’s guide to creating best-selling After Effects templates explains. Let’s face it—people are busy, and if they can save days of animating, sequencing, color … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs

The Ultimate Guide to Adobe After Effects Shortcuts

It’s okay to take shortcuts when it comes to post-production, like using royalty-free After Effects templates. In After Effects, keyboard shortcuts are also your best friend—allowing you to maximize efficiency and hit tight project deadlines. Sure, there’s some memorization involved, but this visual guide to every After Effects shortcut you’ll ever need will have you zipping through special effects projects in no time. This downloadable infographic (created by Jamie Spencer over at SetUpABlogToday) can be printed out and taped to your desk … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Adobe After Effects Shortcuts