BY MICHAEL MAHER, Premiumbeat
After Effects has long been in the hands of everyday consumers now, and the software is behind countless commercials, films, and motion design projects all over the world.
To celebrate the milestone, Premiumbeat has rounded up our favorite free After Effects assets. Here, you’ll find tons of free animations like icons and transitions as well as presets, templates, and overlays.
Here’s a nice collection of free space related items for your space short, feature, or documentary.
IA Mag has a free collection from Thomas Pesquet, a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and astronaut at the European Space Agency. “Pesquet was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010. From 19 November 2016, Pesquet is part of the International Space Station as a crew member for Expedition 50 and Expedition 51.” That’s pretty fantastic!
This collection includes some stunning free photos of the earth from space, photos of satellites.
Here are all the motion graphic elements you’ll ever need for personal projects, advertising jobs, or corporate production.
Now that PremiumBeat’s FREE WEEK has come to a close, let’s look back at the many free After Effects assets they’ve given away. From explosive elements and sound effects to customizable logo reveals and transitions, these assets are here to make your life a whole lot easier and save you some money. Here are some of the best and easiest elements to work with.
For the action aficionado, here are 15 explosion elements to throw into your project. These elements are perfect for an action scene or commercial that needs explosive features. Included with the pack are 25 sound effects that pair with the explosions wonderfully. Download the freebie here.
Lots and lots more, here!
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The freedom and versatility of low-budget DIY filmmaking is simultaneously liberating and frustrating. Usually, when they’re working with tight budgets, filmmakers and editors find themselves somewhat limited on time — and production values. With that in mind, PremiumBeat and RocketStock are simplifying filmmaking lives and expanding storytelling capabilities.
Here are all the free motion graphics, overlays, and sound effects you’ll need to tackle your next project without pulling out any hair.
In Film Riot’s latest video, Connolly sheds light on the excellent resources available to any working video editor who needs free, viable assets to improve their footage and edits. Here are all the elements and assets you can use to customize your next masterpiece.
16 Light and Dust Overlays
Download over 120 free sound effects, and use them in any commercial or personal projects! Explore these collections and get your free SFX packs now.
Do you need some free sound effects for a video you’re working on or an app you’re developing? We’ve rounded up all of our best free packs for you to download now — no matter what you’re working on.
What’s the catch? Nothing. No catch. You are free to use all of these sound effects in any commercial or personal project. You only agree not to resell or redistribute these free sound effects. That’s it!
Find the right free sound effects pack you need below, then simply click the button to visit the proper page to download each free SFX pack.
Download over 120 free video elements, assets, and sound effects for your next project. Good for personal or commercial use. Get your PB Freebies now!
The third annual PremiumBeat Free Week has come and gone, but you can still download over 120 free video elements that we gave away with these 5 new PB Freebie packs.
Download and use these free SFX and video elements in your next project, good for personal and commercial use. Download all five packs now!
Now is your chance to download 21 free 4K fog overlays to use in your videos and with your motion graphics. These overlays were all shot in a controlled studio environment and captured organically with real fog and haze. The only way to get a more realistic look is to shoot on a foggy day.
Download 100 more and read a lot more, here…
Whether you’ve been editing for years or you’re new to the process, there are always a few things you can learn. Although these tips are geared toward new editors, everyone wants to be more productive.
A bit of preparation, in the beginning, can speed up your workflow through the whole process. At my old job at a post house, we had some massive video projects and when I was the low man on the totem pole and helping in an assistant editor capacity, I got the job of logging the footage on a few major projects. I had to watch every clip, mark in and out points, rate the clips, adding notes where needed, and tag the clips with keywords. It was a daunting task with over 250 hours of footage to sift through. It wasn’t fun but I learned a ton and I know I took days, maybe even weeks, off of the lead editor’s work. This was in the 1990s so there are so many tools that are available now to make this process a lot easier than I had it.
1 Organize Your Media
A little file management goes a long way. I have an example below of a basic file structure. You’ll want to modify it for each project and tweak it to your own preference.
And a whole lot more, including a dozen how-to videos, of #1-#5 Ways to Edit Video Faster here…