How to Create a Professional App Trailer Video

Reskin an App Trailer Template and Promote Your Apps with Video
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

Create professional looking App Trailers without hiring a video editor! No After Effects experience required!

Introducing the app trailer course that allows you to create professional looking promotion videos in minutes. The included After Effects template was built with an app reskinning mindset. Simply replace a few graphic elements in the Resources folder.

Only 8 Graphic Files to Change!

There are only 8 graphic files you need to modify or change. That’s it! Just name your new files the same as the existing files in the Resources folder to customize the templates. The files consist of 4 PNGs, 3 PSDs and one MP3 per template.

For Portrait and Landscape Apps

This course actually includes two separate After Effects templates that will each output 15 second app trailers. One template is designed for apps in built in Landscape orientation, the other template is for apps built in Portrait orientation. You can easily “reskin” the templates with new graphics to create multiple videos for your app.

Create 3 iTunes Screenshots Automatically!

In addition to creating 15 second trailers, the templates will automatically build the 3 screenshots you’ll need in iTunes Connect when you’re setting up your app for submission. The screenshots will be rendered in these 3 sizes without any additional work.

Portrait Screenshot Sizes




Landscape Screenshot Sizes




The best thing about these screenshots is that it takes ZERO additional work to create them! Once you have replaced the graphic assets for your video, the screenshots are already done without you having to spend any additional time on them!

Template Features

·Built in Adobe After Effects (.aep files)

·1280x720 HD video resolution

·Only 8 files to change

·Switch from Black or White iPhone graphic

·Selectable background colors

·Create 3 App screenshots with no additional work

·Detailed Instructions

·Unlimited Use License of included templates

An app trailer is an important part of your ASO and app marketing plan. Embed the completed video on your website and other video sharing platforms to increase exposure for your mobile app! Give your app a chance to generate more downloads using these video templates!

Software Requirements

**Adobe After Effects CS2 or higher required**

**Adobe Photoshop CS2 or higher required**

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe After Effects 7 (CS2) or higher
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 or higher
  • Mac or PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create an app promo video easily
  • Create app screenshots easily
  • No After Effects experience needed
  • Promote your app with video

Who is the target audience?

  • Mobile App Developers
  • Motion Graphic Designers
  • App Marketing Specialists

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

This video will show you what's included in the file download.


This is where you will find the included templates for this course. You will need to unzip the folder before use. Contents of the folder:

  • Landscape Template Folder
  • Portrait Template Folder
  • PDF Instruction Manual

Access the files by clicking the download tab on the right sidebar. File size after unzipping is 10.7 mb.

Section 2: Customizing the After Effects Template

This video explains the various Comps (timelines) and sections in After Effects built in this template. The information in this video applies to both the Portrait and Landscape templates.


Learn how to easily change the background colors. Then choose between a white or black iPhone to be used in your final video.


This video shows you how to replace the graphic files in the Resources folder.


An explanation of how to use the RAM Preview function to watch your video in real-time before the final render.


This video explains how the 3 iTunes screenshots are automatically generated.


This video explains how to use the Render Queue to render out your final video and screenshots to your computer. The Render Queue has been pre-loaded by default.

Section 3: Helpful Information

After the pre-loaded Render Queue has been used, the items will become grayed out. This video explains how to re-load the Comps (timelines) into the Render Queue so you can produce more videos and screenshots.


This video explains how to save a screenshot from your iOS device. Also explains how to save a screenshot from the iOS Simulator. These screenshots are the images that appear in the iPhone screen in your video.

Section 4: Example Videos and Screenshots

This is the app promo video for Fortune Cookie in Bed 2.

Example Screenshots: Fortune Cookie in Bed 2

This is the app promo video for How to Be a Ninja Spy.

Example Screenshots: How to Be a Ninja Spy

This is the app promo video for Penguin Match.

Example Screenshots: Penguin Match

This is the app promo video for Fortune Cookie Reader (Landscape mode).

Example Screenshots: Fortune Cookie Reader
Section 5: Conclusion

Thank you for taking this course!

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Instructor Biography

Walkabout Media, eLearning - Digital Publishing - Video Production

We publish content on a variety of digital formats intended to educate and enrich the online community. Our experience includes professional video production, motion graphic design, media publication, online marketing, and mobile app creation. Our products reach a world-wide audience and we adhere to the highest quality standards for a rewarding experience.

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