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10 Top Documentary Video Graphics Templates for After Effects

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All documentary videos need video graphics that will hold the audience's attention and help deepen their interest in your subject. 

When you need great video graphics for your After Effects documentary project, Envato Elements and Envato Market are two sources that won't let you down. Let's check out some premium offerings from both services.

Top Documentary Video Graphics for After Effects

The Documentary

When you need a riveting opening for your documentary video, choose this terrific video graphics template with its clean, bold style and cool transitions.

This project was created by Envato Elements author DXVSH.

Program: Adobe After Effects 
Requirements: No plug-ins required              
Resolution: 1920x1080 (30FPS) 

Key Features

One minute of eye-catching transitions and animations so you can create an unforgettable opener for your documentary video.

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With a subscription to Envato Elements, you get unlimited After Effects video graphic templates, audio, images, graphics, and more.

Try The Documentary project template for Adobe After Effects from Envato Elements:

More Top Documentary Video Graphic Templates From Envato Elements

The great thing about Envato Elements is that you can download as many templates as you want, as often as you want, for one low monthly or yearly fee. So if our featured template isn't quite what you need, here are some great alternatives you can try instead.

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More Templates for Documentaries on Envato Market

If you're looking to buy just one premium video graphic template at a time, Envato Market is a terrific choice. Check out these documentary video graphics for After Effects.

Unhinged Lower Thirds — $16 

Give your documentary video project a modern look with this collection of lower-thirds graphics with 16 pre-built animations. The templates are easy to customise with the colour or font of your choice.

Multi Video Opener — $24

Simple, colourful, and easy to use this stylish opener offers dynamic transitions with 43 media, eight titles, and one subtitle placeholder.

History Documentary Opener — $18

This documentary opener template offers three video scenes of five seconds each. Simple copy and paste some text into the placeholder to make it your own. There's a video tutorial included if you need help.

Documentary Title Sequence — $25

This well-organised template offers 13 placeholders for video and 13 for your text, so you have plenty of options to choose from to create an opening sequence your audience won't forget.

More Resources for Documentaries

To help you get creative, here are more free resources from Envato Tuts+.

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Documentary Video FAQs

Recommended Tutorials

Tuts+ has a number of free tutorials to help you improve your documentary video skills. For example, if you want to create a stunning trailer for your documentary video, How to Create a Memorable Trailer is a free tutorial that you must see. 

Free Video Courses: Follow Envato Tuts+ on YouTube

You can also find longer courses that will share in-depth information on a range of subjects. On-Camera Sound: Audio Essentials for Solo Video Producers is a free course from Envato Tuts+ that will help you improve the quality of the sound in your documentary video. You'll learn everything you need to record sound as a solo video operator, from gear, rigging, and mic technique to on-camera recording basics. 

The Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel is a great resource for free courses, so make sure to subscribe and look out for regularly posted tips and tricks to help you create great videos.

More Templates for After Effects

Here are more top After Effects tutorials and resources to try from Envato Tuts+:

About This Page

How We Picked

We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Video Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Author

Nona Blackman is a photographer and writer. She began her freelance copywriting career with Envato in 2017. Since then she has written over 400 articles for the Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration, Photography & Video, Web Design, Code, Music & Audio, 3D & Motion Graphics, Business and Computer Skills sections, as well as the Envato Blog and the Envato Medium account.

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If you've used one of our featured templates to help you create a great project, do share your experience with us on Envato forums. It's always good to hear from you and see what you've been up to. 

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