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10 Top Demo Reel Video Templates for After Effects

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Are you looking to create a demo reel for your video footage and photographs? Try out one of these easy-to-use templates from Envato Elements; They’re all included as part of a subscription, so you can download and try as many as you like.

Select Demo Reel Templates for After Effects

Demo Reel – After Effects

Featured After Effects Demo Reel Video Template From Envato Elements

Demo Reel is a fast-paced template for After Effects that allows you to simply drop your content into the placeholders, and go.

Key Features

You won’t need any plugins, you can easily customize it to match your brand. Change text, add your images or video, and you're all set. Renders quickly.

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Demo Reel – After Effects is available to download with a subscription to Envato Elements.

More Demo Reel Video Templates for After Effects From Envato Elements

You might need reel templates on a regular basis; find plenty of video reel examples in Envato ElementsFor a low monthly fee you can download as many templates and assets as you like from the massive curated library. Here's a selection of top picks to try out:

Spring – Film Reel Opener Template

Spring is a stylised template that makes use of lens flares, dynamic movement and parallax effects. Two versions, clean and grunge, and it’s simple to customise the look to make it your own.



Grunge – Video Reel Template for After Effects

A fast-paced and grunge-style template, this video reel is easy to edit, doesn’t require any plugins, and has a tutorial included in case you need some extra help.


Reel – Travel Opener Video Reel Template

A stylish template with warm colouring and slight matte effect, Reel would be well suited to showing off travel footage or nature projects.

Dubstep Reel – Video and Photo Reel Template

With parallax and glitch effects, Dubstep Reel has a cool and modern feel to it, perfect for a variety of production demos.

Glitch Reel Openers – Modular Reel Template

This template has an urban, cinematic feel, with added glitch, dust, and shape effects. Glitch Reel Openers has universal expressions and a fast render time.

Cinematic Demo Reel – Modern Demo Reel Template

Dynamic and cinematic, this demo reel for After Effects is great for showing off what you do.

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Cinematic Demo Reel

Dynamic Sports Reel – Sports Opener Reel Template

With five versions included, you’ll have no problem choosing something to show off your sport footage; the extra template options are perfect for creating social media reels too.

Film Reel Studio – Multiscreen Film Reel Template

Something a little different, Film Reel Studio has created a nod to film with this film strip style, flipping to focus on a particular placeholder. It means you can show off a variety of projects, but still pick out a few for special attention.

Photo Reel With Titles – Clean Video Reel Template

Clean and simple, this After Effects template is aesthetically pleasing, but won’t take the focus off your footage or photos.

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Photo Reel With Titles

Learning Resources From Envato

Keep Exploring After Effects With Envato Tuts+

Are you learning how to make a demo reel for video editors? Here are some of our top tips to consider when you’re making your reel:

  • Don’t try to pack in too much – just highlight your best and most relevant work.
  • Attention spans can be short, keep your video reel under a minute in length.
  • Add some appropriate music and if you have a variety in the tone of your clips, remember to change up the music to suit.
  • Represent your work accurately or it may trip you up later.
  • Think about what you’re demonstrating, are you showing off technique, style, storytelling? You may need more than one reel.

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To get the best out of After Effects you should learn the basics. You can find free courses and tutorials in the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel. Good news: all courses on Envato Tuts+ are now free! Improve your video editing demo reel skills and learn the basics with this free After Effects for Beginners Mega Course:

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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 Items to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Authors

Marie Gardiner wrote this. Janila Castaneda updated the selection and expanded the entry for our featured item, on April 12th, 2022. Jackson Couse edited and published this page.

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