New Year Timeline Countdown – Free After Effects Template

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Create a New Year Fireworks Countdown animation in After Effects for free!

Let’s end the year with a bang! This editable video template counts down from 60 seconds, showing 12 timeline images, and climaxes with an explosion of fireworks and your end-of-year text. All music and sound effects can be downloaded for free from the YouTube Audio library.

Please note, this is an After Effects project file and will ONLY work with Adobe After Effects. See Software Requirements below.

Perfect for personal and corporate New Year messages for friends, family and customers – it’s easy to use and takes minutes to edit.

The traditional (and perfectly nostalgic) Auld Lang Syne music plays at the end of the sequence – though you can add your own audio track here!

Not just for New Year’s videos

The template can be used for any timeline countdown. A progression sequence to a corporate product launch, a look back at personal milestones, a family birthday video showing how a loved one has grown – anything where you can show a bunch of images leading up to a final completion, achievement or special event.

Features :

• 12 image placeholders
• All text editable
• No plugins needed
• Free music and sound effects

100% After Effects – No Plugins Used

All the fireworks effects have been created using only the tools built-in to After Effects. This means there’s no need for any third party plugins. Great, if you want to tinker around with the firework settings!

Font Use

The FREE font used is called Quicksand and can be found here.

Not Included

The music and sound effects used in this project can be found for FREE from the YouTube Audio library:

Auld Lang Syne (Jazz) – Music
Lunar Levitation – Music
Explosion Hiss Bop Bang – Sound Effects
Female Crowd Celebration – Sound Effects

Photographic images are not included in the project.

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Software Requirements

This project requires Adobe After Effects CC2019 (and above) to edit.

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