Motion graphics help hold and shape your viewer's attention, and are a big part of how you create a memorable look and feel of your video. You don't have to be a pro to use motion graphics: in this article we look at top tools and templates for After Effects to help anyone quickly create graphics for YouTube Live streaming broadcasts.
5 Top YouTube Live Video Templates From Envato Elements
Envato Elements is a subscription-based service. For a low monthly fee, you'll get unlimited access to top-quality YouTube video templates; this is perfect if you have your own YouTube channel, for example, and you're constantly editing and adding new content. Graphics and overlays like lower-thirds, backgrounds, transitions, and countdowns tell your viewer that you care about their experience. You can get these motion graphics individually, or as part of a broadcast pack, which includes all of these assets in a coordinated structure to create a complete look for the whole channel.
Looking for a nice YouTube live stream template? Check this out. These YouTube live graphics feature a clean and minimal design, making your stream the center of attention. This YouTube live stream template is a fantastic option.
This YouTube template has everything you need for your channel look. A complete After Effects template set with resizable lower thirds, social media options, subscribe and like buttons, and transitions in 4K resolution.
If you're a YouTube creator you'll find this complete Youtube broadcast pack super-useful. The YouTube live stream template comes with openers, video holders, transitions, buttons, ID bugs, titles, lower-thirds and sponsor backgrounds. This YouTube template pack includes everything a modern broadcaster needs for their channel.
This YouTube live stream template features a clean and stylish design. The YouTube live graphics include 42 scenes that will help you create a stunning design for your channel. 4K resolution (3840×2160), no plugins required, 13 social icons included and the color scheme is easy to edit and fully customizable.
A cool, minimalist YouTube live graphics that includes more than 40 scenes to change your channel's look. Made for After Effects in 4K resolution (3840×2160), this YouTube live stream template includes an ad box (eight versions), bokeh background, end credits, lower thirds, next slides (intro, on screen, outro), social networks buttons, and more!
3 Top Templates from Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)
If a subscription isn't your thing or you only need a single template, then we've got you covered with our top YouTube broadcast packages for After Effects from Envato Market, where you'll find hundreds of cool YouTube overlays and broadcast packages. If you need a single item and not a whole pack, we also have After Effects elements and overlays: lower-thirds, backgrounds, transitions, countdowns and many more options.
Here are our top picks:
A YouTube live stream template contains all the graphic and visual assets a YouTube live broadcaster needs to make a complete look, including essentials like overlays and lower-thirds titles. Customize the YouTube live graphics and animations with your own logo and colours, and you're ready to roll. Additionally, this YouTube broadcast pack is also available for Final Cut.
This YouTube broadcast pack combines lower thirds, logo reveals, and transition effects. And the best thing: if you don't have After Effects installed, this YouTube template is also available for Final Cut.
8. YouTube Package — After Effects Broadcast Pack
This YouTube live stream template brings a sense of fashion to your YouTube channel with a tight and stylish set of video animations.
3 Top Transition Animations
One of the simplest and most effective ways to add animations to your video is with per-rendered alpha-channel video. Most of these assets can be used in just about any editor or animation program.
These Fresh Transitions are must-have Adobe After Effects templates. This bundle is one of our popular After Effects templates. You'll get 800 transitions! That's right. All of them are fully responsive, easy to use and customize. Here are all the transitions you'll need for your videos.
10. Ultimate Transition Mattes Pack — Cross Compatible Alpha Transitions
These geographic animated transitions are perfect for switching between video scenes.
11. Transitions — Cross Compatible Alpha Transitions
These effects are the perfect way to cut from scene-to-scene with eye catching effects.
3 Ways to Create a Looping Video
12. Living Stills — After Effects Looping Photo Animator
Don't know how long it will be until your video starts? Looping videos are a simple way to hold your viewers' attention while they are waiting for a video to start. This project is perfect for taking your own photo and adding a bit of animation to it.
13. Paint Retro — Cross Compatible Looping Animation Video
"A seamless loop of paint twists along an infinity symbol." Trippy!
14. Space — Cross Compatible Looping Background Video
Treat your viewers with a pre-broadcast float through a lovely nebula. Endlessly looping background.
How to Make a Waiting Screen for Live Broadcasts in After Effects
A waiting screen is a looping video that tells your audience that the broadcast will start soon. In this tutorial, learn how to take your graphics and combine them with looping stock video to make a Starting Soon screen.
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I hope you've liked the selection of YouTube live stream templates and After Effects motion graphics templates. If you'd like to keep learning, here are more awesome resources:
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Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.