Video and Motion Graphics specialist Gepetto gave away the gorgeous Epic Slideshow Cinematic Opener After Effects template and invited users to share what they created.
Before we announce the winning entries, let’s see a little more about the item and what it does.
What does the “Epic Slideshow” do?
The Epic Slideshow takes your images and photography to a whole new level. Instead of viewing and interacting with static images through manual navigation in a web browser, the Epic Slideshow After Effects template utilizes your photos to create a visually stunning and engaging video with music. Here’s a video by YouGN that uses the Epic Slideshow to quickly and easily explain what the customizable slideshow can do:
Photos can be added and updated by a simple drag-and-drop process inside the After Effects template. With minimal effort and time, animated slideshows can magically be produced with exciting transitions and customizable titles and typography. Part of the beauty and benefit of creating these kind of videos is that they yield impressive, dynamic results from static photos instead of the often more time-consuming and more-expensive-to-shoot video footage.
One of the best ways to produce high quality video slideshows is by using customizable After Effects templates.
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Templates typically come with multiple transitions to offer variety and flexibility while producing video. They are also often coupled with special effects including light leaks, particle effects, special masking transitions, and typographical effects. Many templates are set up in a way that photos and images can easily be dropped into a project and quickly manipulated to achieve the desired effect.
Now that we know more about the Epic Slideshow, let’s reveal all the eye-catching winning entries in our slideshow contest!
Best Overall Slideshow ($250)
Autumn Feelings by shape_aep
The bright, warm, inviting colors of autumn were perfectly captured in this video by shape_aep. Golden light leaks accentuate the changing of the seasons and the video is heightened by the delicately beautiful soundtrack “Cinematic Beautiful Inspirational Emotional Piano“ by AudioJungle composer OlexandrIgnatov.
Very well done to shape_aep who wins $250, a “Won a Contest” badge, and a special VideoHive homepage item promotion! Congratulations also to OlexandrIgnatov who also wins an AudioJungle homepage item promotion for having his music selected and featured in the winning video. Congratulations to you both!
Runner-up Slideshow ($150)
Autumn Slideshow by Qwadro
This heartwarming interpretation of autumn contemplates the impact and emotion of the season with humanity. From the emotion of love, family, and friendship, to the adventure of life and happy moments. The perfect soundtrack to accompany the visuals is called “Inspiring Piano & Orchestra” and was created by WolfSound.
3rd Place ($100)
Autumn Flight by AlexanderUA
Our final winner captures the warmth and color of autumn from the sky. Colorful canopies from up above and gently blowing leaves down below provide a different and contrasting perspective to the golden hues of fall and autumn. Well done!
Bonus Prize (AudioJungle Homepage Item Promotion)
We asked the AudioJungle community what the perfect music would be to capture the essence of fall and autumn. After an amazing response in our community forums, the track “Autumn & Fall Music” by HeartDrumMachine was selected by the AudioJungle Team as the most fitting soundtrack to autumn.
The track features delicate and gentle flurries of piano and guitar that immediately make the listener think about floating leaves, helping to ultimately create a magical and warm ambience. Very well done to HeartDrumMachine for the beautiful recommendation and to everyone else who submitted entries!
More Work by Gepetto
A big thanks to Gepetto for not only making Epic Slideshow available for free throughout the contest period, but for also watching and selecting each winner.
We loved seeing and hearing all the creative ways our community interpreted the autumn theme and how they used the After Effects template and music from AudioJungle to create such great reminders of the beautiful changing season around us.
Let’s take a look at some of the other innovative and high quality content Gepetto has available in their portfolio.
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Many congratulations to all our winners!
Many thanks to everyone who entered our contest and congratulations to all our winners! We’ll be in touch with your prize details shortly.
Meanwhile, if you’re thirsty for more inspiration, check out all our other entries to the contest in our community forums and keep an eye out for more ways to create, share, and win.
We love seeing what everyone creates using digital assets from Envato.
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