Very quickly, in a matter of seconds, even, viewers decide whether they want to watch your video or not. Don’t lose them in the introduction! Use a professionally designed intro video template to keep your audience engaged.
Don’t worry, these pro video intros aren’t just for the corporate world. The After Effect intros in this article are professionally made, but have plenty of variety in their appearance. What they have in common is helping you achieve a professional outcome in a fraction of the time and budget.
The advantage of grabbing a project from Envato Market is that you don’t have to create and animate every aspect of a video yourself. Simply download one of these projects, add your own specifics to it, and export a professional finished video.
Let’s dive into some of my favorite video intro templates for After Effects.
This intro would feel right at home as the opener for a network television show. The fancy wipe effects are ready to help you start your video with a look at your favorite images. Just drop in your own images and use this as the perfect intro to your video.
For sci-fi and futuristic fans, this glitch project couldn’t be a better fit. That glitch effect is going to grab attention, and all you need to do is add your own footage and text choices.
I love typographic videos because they’re a breeze to update with your own choice of text. This intro makes it easy to swap in your own text and lead with strong, bold text animations that are sure to grab attention.
With no plugins required, this After Effects video intro is the great way to kick off an action packed video. With splashy text boxes and dynamic transitions, this will set the tone for an upbeat video.
When you want to showcase your app, you might not have time to produce a video to promote it. That’s no problem, thanks to this easy-to-use After Effects project that can help you drop in your own app footage to bring it to life.
6. Film Intro
You can produce a silver screen quality introduction thanks to this easy-to-use After Effects intro. The bold serif fonts and zoom animations will feel right at home for your next film festival entry.
This explosive intro has pre-built animations that burst onto the canvas. Just add your own text, logo, and customize the background to build a Hollywood-quality animation featuring your details.
8. Logo Intro
Lead strong with your own branding by using this Logo Intro project. Just drag and drop your own logo file into this project to kickoff the video project by showcasing your logo with animations built into the After Effects project.
The quality of this project makes it an equally good fit as an intro for your video, or as a standalone project of its own. With glitchy text and parallax cuts between scenes to show off your video footage, make sure to play the preview below. Then, imagine it with your own assets!
10. Fast Intro
The Fast Intro project is a great way to make a speedy introduction. Sync it up with music to set the stage for a high energy video with quick cuts.
I love the flexibility of the Elegant Intro Opener. It’s simple and clean enough that you could easily use it for a corporate pre-roll, but the textures and animations could just as easily find their way into a fashion slideshow, for example.
Here’s another great selection for leading with your logo. You don’t have to be an animator to bring your logo onto the canvas with style, and this project helps you do just that in minutes.
13. Fast Opener
Cut straight to the chase thanks to the Fast Opener project. All you have to do is drop in your own images and customize the text to create a slideshow that will garner attention. Ideal for YouTubers.
Far from the ordinary, the 3D Space Logo project will help blast your branding into orbit. This pack isn’t ideal for every situation, but it’s a stunning animation for an opener that aims to feature something futuristic.
Rounding out the selection, this slideshow opener is can help bring your still images to life with pan and zoom effects. Use just a few of your photographs to open up a video with animations and complementary text overlays.
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