Creating a great intro for your video will help engage your audience and ensure they keep watching until the end. This metric has become increasingly critical on platforms like YouTube, where your Audience Retention score–the average percentage of the video that people watch–can have a big impact on the overall visibility of your video content on the platform.
An After Effects intro video template, will not only help to speed up the production of your video, as you don’t have to build your opener from scratch, it will also ensure consistency and a professional look and feel across your video projects.
If you want to grab your viewers’ attention in the first few seconds of your video, using After Effects video editing software to create a powerful video opener is a good place to start. You may not have the basics of After Effects nailed yet, in which case we suggest you try our After Effects for Beginners course, which includes a lesson on how to Make an After Effects intro). Or, when you’re ready to get stuck in and you want to speed ahead, take a shortcut with an Adobe After Effects intro template.
In this video, Envato Tuts+ instructor Dave Bode will show you how to edit an intro template in After Effects. Whether you need a bold and colorful opener for your Instagram stories, or a corporate intro with subtle animation, create a stunning intro to give your video a great start.
If you need to know how to make an intro for a YouTube channel, then we’ve got you covered. A killer video opener is the best way to introduce your YouTube content and represent your brand on the platform:
For more YouTube intro tips and tricks, head to the Envato Blog.