Building a post production toolkit can be costly… plugins and effects don’t usually come cheap. However, production music site PremiumBeat recently rectified this situation with a weeklong ‘Free Week’ where they gave away 5 super useful video editing or motion design tools (one for every day of the week). Each of the tools here is high-quality… you’ll actually want to use them in your video projects:
PremiumGrades: 20 Free Color Grading Presets for After Effects
Color grading presets make it easy to apply a stylized look to your videos. In this free color grading pack, the grades are all After Effects presets so you simply need to drag-and-drop them onto your footage in AE, or create a new adjustment layer to modify the color of your whole composition. Check out the free color grades in action below and download here.
PremiumGrades: 20 Free After Effects Color Presets
Movie Marketing Pack
Need a rating card for the beginning of your movie or trailer? How about a movie poster to advertise it? (Perfect for film festival marketing!) This fun Photoshop file provides both, in a super simpleformat. Easily modify the images to fit your needs: add film festival laurels, rating stars, cast/crew credits and more. Get tips on modifying the free ratings and movie poster templates, and as well as download links HERE.
After Effects Transitions Pack
Make your video projects more dynamic with this pack of transitions for Adobe After Effects. Easily modify the colors in these 16 transitions. Use them in AE or export them out with an alpha channel to use in any video editing application. Go beyond the default After Effects transitions! Download the free video transitions pack HERE.
16 Free Transitions for After Effects
Movie Trailer Sound Effects Pack
This video trailer sums it up – free EPIC sound effects for your film and video trailers. The pack includes 20 iconic trailer SFX, including sweeps, risers, slams, and intense atmospheres. The free sound effects pack is the Lite version of PremiumBeat’s paid Trailer Construction Kit which you can listen to/purchase HERE. Download the free Lite version over on the PremiumBeat blog.
Free Sound Effects: Trailer Construction Kit (Lite Version)
Free Animated Icon Set
To roundout the week, the PremiumBeat team gave away an animated icon pack featuring 20 icons that are commonly used in corporate and information-rich videos. Each of the icons is it’s own prerendered clip (with alpha channel) so you can simply drag and drop it in any video editing application. To further customize, change the speed in your NLE or modify the color by using a quick fill effect. Download the free animated icon set HERE.
Free Animated Icon Set
Want more video editing freebies? RocketStock is another site with monthly After Effects freebies including animated fonts, light leaks, templates and more. Check out their Free Stuff page for new AE freebies each month.
(cover photo credit: snap from PremiumBeat)