Best Showreel Practices

19th December 2018

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When you work in the video industry, whether it is in film, television or any other area, it is vital to sell yourself the best you can. A decent showreel is essential for any creative professional, especially if you want to secure more work and new clients. Your showreel is often one of the first things that potential customers will see of your work, and it is important that you showcase yourself in the …

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Top Tips For Improving Title Designs

13th November 2018

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Title sequences are the key to grabbing your audience from the very start, and an awesome title can be the difference between someone watching your video or scrolling right past. A poorly created title sequence is often a big giveaway that a film or video is low budget and not up to scratch to others. Camera technology has come so far in recent years that footage shot with a low budget camera is similar …

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Advice For New After Effects Users

5th November 2018

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Learning Adobe After Effects can be an overwhelming concept for a budding motion designer. The software is packed full of awesome tools and effects that can make your video projects look awesome, but knowing where to start can be tricky. With everything from animation to 3D integration available in one piece of software, there is an unlimited amount of information that can be learned about After Effects. Even the most experienced motion designers are …

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New Features In After Effects CC

4th October 2018

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Adobe After Effects CC has been a powerful tool for video editors and motion designers for many years and Adobe are constantly working to keep it up to date and introduce new, innovative features. New features are always being designed in a bid to speed up production timelines, enable seamless workflows and create an intuitive user experience. The latest version of After Effects CC was released in July 2018 following a larger update in …

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The New Essential Graphics Panel – Premiere Pro

12th September 2018

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For the seasoned motion designers among us, you will all be well aware of the days before Premiere Pro’s Essential Graphics Panel. Introduced in April 2017, the release of the Essential Graphics Panel resolved the issues of having to switch back and forth between Premiere Pro and After Effects to create and import graphics and titles. A typical graphics workflow could take forever because of all the chopping and changing between software, but luckily …

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Best Handwritten Fonts for Motion Design

8th September 2018

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When creating a new motion design project, you will often need a beautiful handwritten font for various reasons. Handwritten fonts are perfect for creating different effects and finishes in videos, whether it’s for a chalkboard text in the background, or a cute note written by a child in your story line. Handwritten fonts don’t just refer to one style of typography, instead they come in a variety of executions. Usually based on freeform illustrations, …

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Why Use After Effects Templates?

5th September 2018

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Whether you’re a novice designer just starting to take your first steps in the motion design world, or a seasoned professional with an impressive portfolio; After Effects templates can be a great tool to save you precious time and money. These items are professionally made, customisable After Effects project files that can be incorporated into your own motion design projects easily. Many designers consider using pre-made projects as cheating and that they result in projects that …

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Advice For Purchasing After Effects Templates

15th August 2018

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Anyone who is clued up on animating and compositing will have heard of, and probably used, Adobe After Effects. A popular and highly powerful tool in the video industry, AE can be confusing and complex if you are unfamiliar with its many tools. There is no need to be a professional editor to use it effectively, as there are thousands of After Effects templates out there that are designed for even the most novice …

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This week our online marketplace reached the 1,000 After Effects Templates milestone. While this may not be in the same realm as some other websites in terms of quantity, we’re incredibly proud of the effort made by our incredible authors and we’re very inspired when it comes to the quality of their work!
Promoting both new and existing template creators equally has always been our aim with this community and hopefully this article will show you some …

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Have you ever wondered what those pesky lines or patterns are which appear once you try adding multicoloured gradients to your project? It’s a colour issue called banding. And can be extremely frustrating, with it’s distracting and ugly presence, making it seem like an error in your project. One of the main issues with banding lines (circles) is that it reduces the overall appeal of your project and makes the quality of the work …

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