Lights, Camera, Preview: How To Showcase Your Movie Like A Pro

The hardest part is already over. You’ve worked tirelessly on your masterpiece, and you’re ready to unveil it to the world. But, in this case, the end is actually just the beginning — of post-production, that is. When creating a cinematic trailer templates for inspiration.   Where to Start?   The introduction of your trailer or sizzle is where you’ll establish the initial interest and reel in the audience. A lot of the audience’s interest in the preview will depend on its visual appeal. A great way to do this is by … Read more about Lights, Camera, Preview: How To Showcase Your Movie Like A Pro

Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

From designing animations and special effects to working with AE templates or stylizing and color correcting footage, Adobe After Effects opens the door to creative possibilities for filmmakers of every skill level. A staple in the creative industry, it's become the "must-have" and "must-know" special effects and animation program for creatives.   Of course, at first glance when opening up After Effects can be a bit intimidating without a little guidance. Don't worry—we've got you covered. Whether you’d like to enhance your shots … Read more about Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps

We’ve known for a while that YouTube’s most important ranking factor is video watch time. It makes sense—YouTube wants to keep users on the site for as long as possible, so the more time people spend watching and interacting with videos, the more YouTube will focus on putting those videos where viewers will see them. That’s cool and all, but how can you increase your YouTube watch time to ensure that your videos are prioritized in search? Use these five tips to impress your VP of Marketing with huge increases in views and watch … Read more about Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps

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!

21 Animated Typography Templates to Make Your Product Shine

In the complex and exciting world of digital media production, typography can be an often overlooked aspect of your video projects—but as the best creatives know, choosing the right typography is pivotal to setting the scene and getting a great response from your audience. With so much riding on the line, don’t settle for a nifty font style and be done. Even with the perfect typeface and a punchy color scheme, it’s hard to stand out. Fun, animated typography templates will give you the right structure and just the perfect amount of shine … Read more about 21 Animated Typography Templates to Make Your Product Shine

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

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

Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Cinemagraph in 7 Steps or Less

Cinemagraphs are so hot right now--perennial favorites of digital marketers and designers for their subtle use of movement, cinemagraphs have moved to the mainstream and are making waves online. Reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Daily Prophet and its magically moving pictures, these graphics are eye-catching and mesmerizing. Not-quite movies and not-quite stills, they add a touch of magic and a little something special to your digital content. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the creative process of finding dynamic content—including … Read more about Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Cinemagraph in 7 Steps or Less