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50 Essential AE Tips and Expressions from Enchanted Media

50 Essential After Effects Tips, Expressions and Shortcuts

Creating cool animations in After Effects is often really quite straightforward, but to make things even easier you’ll want to be using these handy tips and expressions. We’ve spent years creating motion graphics and animated sequences, so we thought we’d share our go-to, time-saving pointers – the shortcuts we use all the time! Included in this list : Handy Tips for After Effects – general hints, tips and pointers for making life easier! Useful After Effects Expressions – exciting code snippets to automate and elevate your animations! Essential AE Keyboard Shortcuts – memorize these simple keystrokes to speed up your workflow! Handy Tips for After Effects Let’s start with some general After Effects hints and tips, from project organization to quick effects. These pointers should become natural over time, as you’ll be using them a lot! 1. Trim Comp to Work Area How can I quickly trim my comp’s duration?…    read more 

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How to make a YouTube intro for free

A beginner’s guide to making YouTube intros without spending any money! Making your YouTube channel look fantastic starts with the branding. Let’s look at YouTube intro templates. You’ve just got a groovy new YouTube channel up and running, or could do with some new awesome branding on an existing channel – how about a cool, animated logo intro to top and tail your videos? A professional looking video intro does wonders for your channel’s credibility. Often because people often make snap judgements on your content within the first few seconds of a video. A poorly made intro sequence can cause viewers to assume the rest of the video will be second-rate, even if your video production is first-class. So, how do you create professional looking YouTube intros with little, to no experience with animation software? And, also, how can you do this for free? Contents: Creating intro sequences using Adobe…    read more 

How To Animate Text in After Effects

How to Animate Text – After Effects Tutorials

19th December 2017 |

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. Recorded in AE CC2018 these methods will work in all previous (or later) versions of After Effects. How to Create Glitchy Text in After Effects | Video Tutorial Learn how to create glitch text animation in minutes! This short video tutorial for After Effects…    read more 

Guide to basic camera shots and angles

A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Shots and Angles

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. Of course, you can simply disregard all of the tried and tested findings from a hundred years of cinema, and develop your own unique style of communicating! But, it’s important to know the rules before you break them. Bear in mind everyone in the television and film industry will be using the same lingo, so don’t…    read more 

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Free Christmas Animations from Enchanted Media

10th November 2017 |

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! Download the un-watermarked file for free from the Enchanted Media website here. There’s also an editable version of this for After Effects – Christmas Tree Lights Intro Template for After Effects Christmas Glass Snowflakes Loop – Free Animation If you’re unsure what your festive greetings message is going to be why not use this Christmas snowflake background to inspire you! It’s loop-ready which means you can place it back-to-back for seamless looping of any duration. Great…    read more 

What are Motion Graphics Template for Premiere Pro?

Motion Graphics Templates – Frequently Asked Questions

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. WHAT ARE MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES? You may have been hearing a lot about Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro, but what exactly is a Motion Graphics template? Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt) are files that include text animations and video effects which you can edit and then add to your video sequences. They can be overlayed on top of your footage or used as standalone sections of animated video content. You can use your own text and often adjust the position, scale and…    read more 

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What’s all the buzz about Motion Graphics Templates?

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. What are the benefits of Motion Graphics Templates? MOGRTS simplify the graphics workflow for Premiere Pro users. Apart from the fact you can edit amazing animations directly inside Premiere, another huge benefit of Motion Graphics…    read more 

How to use green screen footage

How to use green screen footage in your video

28th February 2017 |

Removing the Green How to use green screen footage in your video production We’ve collected together a bunch of handy video tutorials which teach us how to successfully key out green screen footage clips from within Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Sony Vegas. Why not grab one of the green screen clips from Enchanted Media and try some chroma keying yourself using the tutorials below. So, what is green screen? Green screen technology, or chroma keying, is a video matting technique which has been around for decades. From tv weather reporting to effects-laden Hollywood blockbusters the use of green (or blue) surroundings enables film makers and video editors to quickly and easily substitute the background of a moving subject. This effect has understandably been included with almost all current video editing software packages and, with just a couple of clicks, all solid green areas becomes transparent (keying),…    read more 

15 Essential After Effects Tutorials for Beginners

Learn After Effects Today, For Free! 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! So, What is Adobe After Effects? from Brian Maffet Want to know what exactly After Effects is? Brian Maffet from Total Training gives us a short introduction, explaining why it’s the essential software tool for video creators. He touches on its flexibility to offer simple-to-use non-destructive color correction, video compositing and motion graphics whilst maintaining the high level of fine-tuning required by broadcast professionals. Brian also points out After Effects’ valuable integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and…    read more 

How to create Simple_Lower_Thirds in After Effects

Quick Lower Thirds in After Effects

15th February 2016 |

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? Matt Jylkka shows how you can use After Effects to create some simple animated lower thirds in minutes. Tutorial : 5 Minute Lower Thirds in After Effects Video Source : Mt. Mograph Don’t even have five minutes? If you’re still stuck for time why not just download our Simple Lower Thirds Pack right away! Share with someone!

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