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25 Free Animated Backgrounds for PowerPoint Feature

25 Free Animated Backgrounds for PowerPoint

Need some awesome animated loop backgrounds to use in your next corporate PowerPoint presentation? Here’s 25 of our finest loopable animations, all HD definition and totally free to use. These are perfect for adding instant color and motion to title and logo slides. They’re also ideal for powerful quotation slides – when you really need your message to stand out. TIP: As loop ready video files you’ll need to know how to set up video looping in PowerPoint. Luckily we have a blog post which takes you through this process here. Well, onto the freebies! Loops 1-10 Abstract Background Loops – Pack of 10 This is a fantastic set of video loops – full of variety! From technical looking data to elegant twisting gold bands there’s something for every occasion in this free pack of 10 animations. From the Download link below, click Add to Basket Loops 11-16 World Map…    read more 

Using Adobe Fresco for 2D Animation

How to create traditional 2D animations using Adobe Fresco

Used Adobe Fresco yet? Fresco is a digital painting app from Adobe, specifically for tablets. It includes both pixel-based painting as well as vector drawing tools. We especially like the new Live Brushes which behave like real watercolor and oil, mixing and blending together as they would in the real world. In this short video workflow tutorial, Sydney-based motion designer and illustrator Ben Marriott shows us how he animates simple, painted elements created in Fresco using an onion-skinning technique. To start with he sketches the outline of his frames using the pencil tool, then creates each painted animation frame on a separate layer, exporting the layered file as a PSD, from Adobe Fresco. Use After Effects to quickly sequence animation frames After importing the layers into After Effects he then trims them to one frame each and sequences the layers across the Timeline. To complete the hand-drawn look he adds…    read more 

How To Animate Text in After Effects

How to Animate Text – After Effects Tutorials

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. Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. How to Create Glitchy Text in After…    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

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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 

What are After Effects templates?

What are After Effects templates?

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. Using an After Effects template will cut out hours, if not days, of legwork – for the price of dinner! After Effects’ professionals can utilize these time-saving projects to speed up their work rate, or perhaps explore some new techniques. As ‘source’ files, these projects can often be totally deconstructed, revealing magical expressions and keyframe trickery. Handy, also, for those with an beginner’s interest in motion graphics and video production. If time is of the essence or you need some inspirational motion graphics techniques take a moment to see what ready-made After Effects templates have to offer and read our 5 Steps to After Effects templates. Try After Effects for Free Use…    read more 

What are After Effects templates?

Why Adobe After Effects?

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!). A joy to create simple animations in mere minutes! After Effects has at its core a very instinctive animation system, the basics of which which can be picked up in just a few hours. Keyframing of position, scale, rotation and transparency (opacity) values comes naturally…    read more 

How to create Simple_Lower_Thirds in After Effects

Quick Lower Thirds in After Effects

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! Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. Share with someone!