After Effects: Create an Intro Video / Bumper for your Brand

A complete guide to conceptualizing, creating, and using a video intro to promote, grow, and strengthen your brand.
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

You're here because you want to design your own motion graphics that grow your brand, right?

It's great to have you here! I love using After Effects to design motion graphics.

Watch any professional commercial, YouTube channel, or television series, and one thing they all have in common is that they have a video intro!

These video intros (or video bumpers as many people call them in the video industry) are eye-catching, brand-strengthening, and audience-growing.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm a professional motion graphics artist and video creator. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular After Effects courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

With Clear Camera work, excellent audio and a well paced instruction. This course really does teach you some useful and inspiring effects using AE. - Robin Slee

Love the content and the teaching style! - Victoria Cupet

I appreciated the range of examples included and the course has inspired me to try out a number of techniques and to be creative with my video bumper projects! - Ashley Szafraniec

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how use Adobe After Effects. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

I believe everyone with a brand, a YouTube channel, or any other sort of video production NEEDS to have a video intro. And I believe anyone is capable of creating their own! You don't have to pay someone else to do it for you. This course will teach you everything you need to know to create an elegant and professional video intro for your brand.

The course is taught in Adobe After Effects CC. If you have another version of After Effects, that is totally fine. If you don't, you can get a free 30-day trial of After Effects from Adobe.

Topics Covered:

  • Video Intro Theory
  • Conceptualizing Your Video Intro
  • Recreating Video Intros
  • Video Intros in After Effects
  • Using the Video Intro Properly
  • Exporting Your Video Intro
  • more!

All course materials are downloadable for viewing on any device. After completion of the course, you will receive a verifiable certificate of completion.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



What are the requirements?

  • Free Trial of Adobe After Effects
  • Any version of After Effects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to create a professional video intro for your brand.
  • Learn the basics of After Effects

Who is the target audience?

  • Video Creators
  • Business Owners
  • Online Entrepreneurs

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: Course Introduction

In this lesson, learn all about what this course has to offer.


In this lesson, I'll give you an overview of who I am and why I am teaching this course.


In this lesson, learn all about what programs we will be using to create our video intros.

Section 2: Video Intro Basics

In this lesson, learn all about video intros.


Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.


In this lesson, we'll talk about video intro theory and conceptualizing your bumper.

Section 3: Re-Creating Video Intros

In this lesson, follow along as I recreate the Video School Online bumper.


In this lesson, follow me as I recreate a video intro for Ghirardelli Chocolate.


In this lesson, follow me as I recreate the PredPol intro.


In this lesson, follow me as I recreate the DOC360 intro.

Section 4: Creating a New Video Intro

In this lesson, we'll learn to create a new type of bumper.


In this lesson, we'll learn to create a new type of bumper.


In this lesson, we'll create a new video intro for Jennifer Bailey.


In this lesson, we'll create a new intro for the Dublin Academy.


In this lesson, we'll create a new video intro for the Bloom and Grow brand.

Section 5: Creative Video Intro

In this lesson, we'll introduce a fun new video bumper style.


This is part 2 of creative video intro example.


This is part 3 of creative video intro example.


This is part 4 of creative video intro example.


This is part 5 of our creative video intro example.


This is part 6 of our creative video intro example.


In this lesson, we wrap up our creative video intro.

Section 6: Finalizing Your Project - The Export

In this lesson, we'll learn how to properly export from After Effects.

Section 7: Course Wrap Up

Thank you so much for taking this course. Check out my other courses here:


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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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