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15 Top Modern, Minimalist After Effects Video Projects and Templates (2018)

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Top Modern and Minimalist After Effects Templates on Envato Market

In this showcase, I'm going to share 15 minimalistic and modern packs to keep your viewers' attention. These projects are clean and simple: Open the files, add your own collateral, and export a professional video animation in an afternoon courtesy of the professional animators on Envato Market.

Let's take a look at these projects. I'm sharing a combination of openers, logo animations, and overlays that are sure to be useful to you.

1. Grafica / Minimalistic Typography Scenes — Typographic Intro Template

This pack has sharp lines and clean typography that you can use to introduce your video. I think that this modern look would be perfect for a fashion or lifestyle YouTube channel as an introduction or transition between scenes.

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2. Modern Clean Slideshow — Dynamic Modern Slideshow

This slideshow is great example of using your own images and typography to create a slideshow. Tons of attention to detail went into making this project — it's a powerful, simple, modern slideshow template.

3. Minimal & Fast 3D Logo — Logo Animation

Add some depth to your flat logo file! Drop your own logo image into this project, and you'll see it come to life in three dimensions. This flat and minimal look is a great way to highlight your logo.

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4. Short Minimal Logo — Logo Animation

Here's another pack of logo animations that you can use with your own assets. This pack includes a variety of ways to animate your logo in a minimal way that focuses on the logo itself.

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5. Elegant Cut Logo — Abstract Logo Animation

Here's a subtle approach to animating your logo in a video project. This project's animation will make your logo pop off the background with a cut-out geometry. Add an easy headline and description to introduce your company or website.

6. Minimalistic Logo — Modern Logo Animation

This logo animation is simple but includes geometric particles that your logo will burst through. This is yet another example a minimal project that brings the focus on your content instead of the video effects.

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7. Modern Slideshow — Minimalist Slideshow Animation

One of the best ways to bridge the gap from photography to simple video animations is to use a slideshow animation project. Combine your own still images with animations, overlays, and typography in this modern project.

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8. Minimalist & Modern Lower Thirds —  Graphics Pack

The lower thirds graphic is an overlay on top of a video that adds extra detail, like a title or description for the current scene. Every video editor needs one of these packs as part of their editing toolkit, and this modern look is a great choice. You can combine your logo and your own font choices to overlay on a video.

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9. Modern Flat Logo — Intro Animation

If you're a fan of the flat look, complete with simple colors and simple shapes, this project is perfect for you. You can use your own logo and see it animated with a quick burst and complementary social icons.

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10. Minimal Modern 2D Logo — Logo Animation

This simple and modern project has an almost-glitch like effect to it as your logo will flash onto the canvas with style.

11. Minimal Modern Opener

This project combines images or video footage and a logo file. Check out the preview to see how this project combines simple shapes, clean typography, and your own images for a modern video effect.

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12. Modern Minimal Titles Pack — Title Animation Pack

A title pack is always helpful to set the stage for a video or provide an explanation between scenes. A project like this is a great value because it has a variety of different title effects that you can choose from.

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13. Modern fashion promo — Slideshow and Typographic Project

Even though this project is aimed at fashionistas, I could see using it for any video where you wish to combine images and sharp typography to leave an impact. Drop in your own images and text to really create an eye-catching animation.

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14. Cinematic Opener — Dramatic Video Project

I could see using this project for an inspiring, quotable video. Not only does it set the stage with an animated text box, it also offers overlays for video footage throughout the project. Use this to really create a dramatic video project.

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15. Dynamic Stomp Intro — Eye-Catching Video Project

This project would be perfect for syncing up with high energy music. The colorful overlays will complement your image or video footage perfectly and the animated effects are sure to grab a viewer's eyes.

More Top Tutorials for After Effects Beginners

If you didn't find something you loved in this roundup, there are plenty of other projects that you can use to create your own video animations. Check out the projects below for more shortcuts to professional videos.

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