So, what’s a Premiere Pro template? Well, anyone in the post production or content creation business is probably aware of After Effects templates. These are After Effects project files with pre-made animations, transitions, content boxes, and presets that make the job of building an After Effects animation easier.
For years, editors and producers have dug into After Effects templates to quickly create things like titles, lower thirds, and transitions. While this can be a time saver and a great way to get a professional look for a project, it also requires some level of knowledge of After Effects as well as the software itself. It also requires hopping between programs which can be a bit of a focus crusher.
So, back to the original question...what’s a Premiere Pro template? It’s basically a Premiere Pro project with pre-made animations, transitions, presets, edits, or something else useful for saving time when editing.
Some editors may already be questioning the need for this. Are Premiere Pro templates going to attempt to take jobs away from editors? Can a template really do a good job with an edit anyway? All good questions. When Motion Array decided to try out the idea of Premiere Pro templates, they had the same questions, and they took those questions to editors.
The initial thoughts from the community were varied. While some saw the benefits of time saving tools when budgets and timelines were tight, others thought it might steal away the soul of the edit or undermine the role of the editor. The motion graphics community had a similar feeling with After Effects templates were first introduced, but they have since found their place in the market for low budget projects and inspiration starters.
When Motion Array first put up a free Premiere Pro template
for users to try, it actually turned out to be a hit. The response was mostly positive and downloads were high. So, Motion Array decided to add a category to their asset library for Premiere Pro templates. The now launched category includes a full set of subcategories for a range of needs.
are actual timeline cuts where footage just needs to be replaced by the end user. These are set up for casual editors or those without a lot of editing skill or time who want something that’s easy to update and render.
are a set of tools that will help and editor with overall graphics. They include things like logo reveals, transitions, and lower thirds.
are just that. They are templates with loads of transitions that will up an edit when it needs a graphics punch.
templates contain animations specifically set up to alleviate the task of title creation for a user without a ton of design experience.
give you looks that can be used throughout an edit, like old film or glitch, or VHS looks.
templates are great for adding a logo reveal or log button animation at the end of a video.
include animated framing devices and transitions for a slideshow style presentation.
There is already a lot of content available in the Premiere Pro Templates
section and none of the templates require you to use After Effects to make the most of them.
This is the newest and is quickly becoming one of the most popular asset categories for Motion Array which already offers After Effects templates
, stock music
, stock video
, and motion graphics
Motion Array is a creative asset marketplace built on a subscription model rather than a pay per download model. By switching to a subscription plan, they are able to offer much lower prices per asset. They have a range of plans from the Basic with 4 downloads a month to the Pro with 20 downloads per month.
They also offer a simple license for all assets that allows users to use downloads for any type of project from a corporate presentation to a large scale commercial spot.
For more information on Motion Array, pricing, and Premiere Pro templates, visit motionarray.com