Unboxing videos and tech reviews are popular—a great way to gain an audience—but it's also a competitive scene. If you've developed good technique and interesting reviews, adding some polish to your production can help increase the trust and authority viewers see in you.
Top After Effects Project Templates for Tech Reviews From Envato Elements
In this round-up, we cover five helpful review video templates and resources for After Effects available from Envato Elements, Envato's subscription service for creatives. Everything covered here is available as part of the Elements subscription.
What better for a tech review video than a hi-tech logo to go with it? This download for After Effects is modern and funky whilst still being short and simple enough not to distract from your brand.
Infographic packs are invaluable for many productions. In a tech review, you often need to demonstrate facts, figures, numbers and comparisons and you want to make sure you do that in a way that interests and engages your audience, not bores them! The Flat Design Infographics pack for Adobe After Effects looks great visually and has everything you’ll need.
If you’re looking for a great all-in-one template, then Product Review & Promo for After Effects has it all. Simple to add your own photos, text and video, it’s a great way to start out before moving onto your own style as your skills improve.
Reviewing something often means scoring it. Check out the Star Rating Pack for After Effects with five different 3D animations, rotating stars and timing options.
This set of 60 Video Production Icons pretty much covers the whole production process, with everything from cameras and film reels, to editing and YouTube. They’re a great way to inject some personality into your broadcast.
Find Unlimited Assets for Creatives From Envato Elements
Each asset featured here is from Envato Elements. It's a subscription service where you can download unlimited resources and assets. And when I say unlimited, I mean unlimited. There are stock photos, Creative Suite templates, and a whole lot more available for a low monthly fee.
If you're a creative that regularly needs to work with assets, signing up for Envato Elements is a no brainer. You can get access to the full creative resource library by getting a subscription today.
5 Envato Tuts+ Tips for Tech Videos
1. Know Your Audience
There's a lot of content to try and cover under the tech umbrella. Try to cover a small area well, rather than doing too much and spreading yourself thin. An easy way to find and grow your audience is by working on making content for the niche you really like. That could be video game hardware, mobile devices, or something else.
Don't forget to to let your personality shine through! Both of the below articles should help you with these tips.
- How to Do Market Research Right for Your Small BusinessCeline (CX) Roque03 Apr 2018
- On-Camera Delivery: How to Keep Your Energy Levels and Pacing NaturalCindy Burgess18 Oct 2017
2. Post Consistently
Inconsistent posting is one way to slow the momentum of your brand. If you post five videos one week and then nothing for three months, you’ll find it hard to keep your fan-base. Before creating and posting videos, make a monthly content schedule and plan out what your videos will be over the coming weeks. It's easier to stick to your goals if you have them written out.
3. Work on Photography
Get good at taking product photos and video. Creators of high-priced tech goods won’t thank you for making their product look like cheap trash, even if your review is good! Use the guide below for learning how to get better at capturing products of all types.
4. Source Your Tech
Be prepared to borrow or buy if you want to review new tech. You’d need to be a well-established brand before any major companies will send you anything. I get it, tech is pricey. But you can't make reviews without knowing how you'll source products for the time being.
5. Stick to the Script
If you’re adding voiceover or presenting, don’t wing it. Write down what you want to say and either learn it so you can speak naturally, or think about using a teleprompter. Having a script will help you articulate your ideas clearly. It'll also give you more confidence on camera as you'll know what you need to say.
More Great Video and Tech Resources
If you regularly need to make promo videos or work on video marketing, you'll want to check out these resources straight from Envato.
Cool Video Production Resources From Envato Tuts+
Boost Your Video Marketing With the Envato Guide
Boost your video marketing skills with our comprehensive guide: You'll learn video marketing from start to finish, so that whether you're a novice or a pro, you'll learn some useful skills that will improve your next video.
Download Free Video, Music, and Templates From Mixkit
Make a Motion Graphics Video Online With Placeit
Placeit is an online video maker with professionally-designed motion graphics templates.
Envato Elements: Unlimited Downloads
Envato Elements offers millions of stock items: photos, music, video clips, fonts, video project templates for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion, and creative courses from Envato Tuts+, all with a single subscription: Download as many items as you want for one low monthly price.