If you're looking to beef up your collection, there's a really easy way to do it. RocketStock, a site that curates a collection of After Effects templates, wants to give you a bunch of light leaks, circle bursts, distortion effects, and other assets for free -- over 60 total.
And these are quality assets, too. RocketStock's 4K light leaks, for example, are not created in post using shape layers, but captured in camera, giving them a subtle, unique, organic look. Their Digital Distortion pack, too, allows you to customize the look by using a slider in the Effects Panel in After Effects.
This sports car HUD is one element found in RocketStock's "Engaged" collection.
Here's a list of all the free stuff up for grabs:
- 13 4K light leaks
- 12 circle burst assets, pre-keyed in 3 different speeds
- "Digital Distortion" template with 9 different distortion effects
- 1 animated ‘Helvetica Neue’ font
- 16 car gauges and 9 sound effects courtesy of PremiumBeat
- 1 Split Layer template
Check out the videos below to see what each of the free collections have to offer.
These assets are easy to use within After Effects, because, well, they were designed specifically with it in mind -- simply drag and drop and you're ready to go. This video shows you how simple it is to composite RocketStock's light leaks in AE:
If 60+ free assets and templates just aren't enough for you -- good, because RocketStock releases a new video editing freebie every month. Signing up for their email list will let you be one of the first to know when a new one becomes available. So, if you're interested in getting your hands on these collections from RocketStock (why wouldn't you be?), then head on over to their site to peruse their free stuff.