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Grab these awesome free video templates for After Effects
We’ve picked out a variety of amazing free projects including simple logo reveals, beautiful photo slideshows, corporate promotions and kinetic text – all in glorious high definition. So, if you’re in a pinch and need a bespoke video sequence, pronto! – save our list of 10 totally free After Effects templates.
For personal and commercial use these projects work like magic, without needing any extra plugins, and will even open in older versions of After Effects (CS5 or later).
Let’s Create some animated text in Adobe After Effects!
After Effects is universally accepted as the best software for motion graphics, and absolutely excels at animating text, though for the After Effects beginner its interface and multiple panels and settings can seem a little daunting.
Fear not, help is at hand!
With these handy, step-by-step After Effect tutorials you’ll learn how to add unique animation to your text in a matter of minutes!
These short video tutorials are especially for beginners and utilize only the built-in After effects tools – explaining each process in detail. They cover glitch effects, wiggling text and hand drawn text techniques.
Close-up or medium shot? High angle or POV shot? What type of camera angle is best?
We break down the basic camera shot types so you can storyboard your video or animation sequence with confidence!
For video makers, film directors and animators using the correct, conventional camera terminology is key to giving the impression that you know what you’re doing! One of the basics is learning how to describe the framing of your subject matter to other people.
This is where you’ll want to brush up on the language (or grammar) of camera shots.
Let’s get all Festive!
Get a head-start with your corporate Christmas campaign video or personal festive messaging with these two free animations from Enchanted Media!
Christmas Tree Lights Message – Free Animation
This animation is perfect if you want an instant Christmas greetings video message for your friends or customers. The Christmas tree particle effects are simply stunning and the choice of colors and lighting effects are about as festive as you can get!
Everything you need to know about Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro
Ever wanted to add awesome animated graphics into your Premiere Pro video sequence, fast and easy? Well now you can, with Motion Graphics templates.
Watch our short video introduction (below) to the exciting new world of Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro and scroll down for our comprehensive FAQ guide to get yourself up to speed.
Editable animations inside Premiere Pro – get excited about Motion Graphics Templates!
Have you heard of Motion Graphics Templates (MOGRTS)? Well, if you’re a video editor then things have just got very exciting inside Premiere Pro!
Finally you can edit animations, created in Adobe After Effects, directly inside Premiere Pro – and you don’t even need to have After Effects installed on your machine!
Perhaps you’re a devoted Premiere user and After Effects seems a little daunting, even with the profusion of easy-to-edit templates out there. Or, you’re simply fed up of switching between the two applications when creating your graphics-laden video productions. This is where the new Motion Graphics Templates (.mogrt) come into play.
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15 Essential After Effects Tutorials for Beginners
Want to pick up Adobe After Effects software quickly? There’s no better way of learning a new piece of software than by sitting back and watching the pro’s reveal their secrets in video tutorials!
So, grab a coffee and a notepad and get ready to learn something new, with our list of the best After Effects video tutorials for beginners!
A short tutorial on how to quickly and easily make stunning video intros using After Effects templates – it’s a doddle!
Image Source : Parallax Corporate Promo
Perfect for beginners, handy for professionals
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.
Image Source : Adobe
What’s so good about After Effects anyway?
When I first encountered After Effects, as part of Adobe’s Creative Suite (around 2004) I was staggered by how much you could create inside the program itself.
The name ‘After Effects’ suggested it would only be useful for applying effects on top of (after) video video footage had been produced. Though, with a little exploration I found it housed some of the best text/object animation tools, plus a totally intuitive non-linear Timeline (the simplicity of the Timeline was a revelation to me as I was, at the time, struggling with Flash’s finicky animation techniques!).
Image Source : Simple Lower Thirds Pack
Here’s a great tutorial for speedy lower third elements
Simple lower third After Effects templates are all the rage right now and you can see packs of these elements becoming popular on template sites such as Enchanted Media.
But how easy is it to create this sort of thing from scratch?