BREAKING: Free News Templates

Here are some free news templates I created for After Effects CS3. Now you can have realistic news crawlers that don’t make your movie look fake. Just be careful what you write, people will believe anything.

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Instructions: Full HD resolution, just place on top your footage, resize and edit headlines. AE CS3 only. Although I included the PNG file with now headlines, so if you need you can add your own…

July 9th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm
Too funny, but very useful. Thanks a bunch, AK! Whoo-hoo!
Matt Dunwoodie
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:35 pm
oothanks andrew, havent been able to make the myself for school projects, so thank you. ps i love
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:36 pm
Looks great Andrew! You are the true After FX king!!!!
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:48 pm
This is awesome (-: i love your work
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:48 pm
Hilarious... They look really excellent. Stop putting me out of a job though...
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
3 pigs lol thanks for these templates
July 9th, 2008 @ 4:59 pm
Haha. Thanks a lot!
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:06 pm
Reall nice Andrew!
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
lol.. This is excellent. I was JUST working on a template for something like this for a background scene. You'll be amazed at how much VCP products and tutorials are used in our film.... Thanks Andrew!
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm
hahaha your the best man thanks
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

AE7 plz? :D
Just Amit
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

what can i say? You really do thing of absolutely everything! Thanks a ton looking forward to using these in a movie soon. P.S. got some EVOLUTION from my film crew for my birthday.loving it. Definitely
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:27 pm
No AE 7 but the PS files in there might open in there...
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:35 pm
I've been a follower for a long time. I've never commented before but I just have to now. This is awesome! I can see dozens of uses for this. I've tried to make my own several times but these are just great :)
Drei Anthony
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:38 pm
lol! you're the man!
Peter Valcanas
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm are too much! You think of everything! Thanks again!

@MarkVFX...Mark I just watched your reel on your website...very nice!

Nathan Rodriguez
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:49 pm
LOL i cant stop laughing or should i say I cant stop LoL-ING thats a big help i really needed some so,i'm so glad you made some.Thanks alot MR.KRAMER and SAM for making my day.
July 9th, 2008 @ 5:55 pm
SHOOT!!!!! Pancakes stock is down!?!?!
......thank god ive invested in some Hair Gel, though :]

hehe...thanx again andrew!
i dunno how u do it....u make everything look good! :]

p.s-that BOTnews logo. it has this effect of "reflection" kinda. would be awesome if youll ever cover how to do some "reflection" like this, but, in motion! :]
Kim A. Strandli
July 9th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm
So...very.. funny... Made my night for sure :p (4am here)
Thanks a bunch Andrew Kramer! Poor.. poor... Sam..
July 9th, 2008 @ 6:13 pm
You're constantly and consistently amazing...thanks.
Kim A. Strandli
July 9th, 2008 @ 6:21 pm
Oh, by the way, just a little late night tip from me:
If you want the clock to work, rather than a standard static text, there is a effect called Numbers. (Effects>Text>Numbers). That effects creates a text which can do a bunch of things (including a functional clock). I think that's a great effect to use with these great templates, for the ultimate mind blowing realistic result.
July 9th, 2008 @ 6:28 pm
Thanks Andrew Kramer :d
Jim Crown
July 9th, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
Wow! Those are good! Poor Sam, he always gets made fun of :D.
homeless pig
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm
why do u have to tell everyone that im homeless lol jk thanx ak
    June 6th, 2012 @ 8:38 am
    I was homeless until I found Video Copilot.
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:13 pm
Those look AMAZING!!
Cristian Diaz Basualto
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:18 pm
nice gesture from you...thank u
Monroe E.
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:26 pm
you never cease to amaze us andrew...

im just a kid who never even know about AE until i googled "lightsaber effect" (out of pure curiosty) and now im hooked on AE! i havent learned much besides what i have gotten from you, and i feel like i can do a lot of things by myself now. (actually i recently bought a book, but you know :P ) adobe should pay you cuz these tutorials made me get cs3! rofl

thank you so much, you cant understand how much we appreciate your hard effort to pump out new tutorials all the time... thanks again!
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:27 pm
Wow, these look fantastic!

And sheesh, Sam's havin a rough time, huh? Fired and arrested =/
Joe Avino
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:30 pm
Haha, great work. Love the site Andrew, keep it up.
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:36 pm
sweeet. Thx :)
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:39 pm
how come sam always wears a jacket
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:40 pm
Andrew, you are the man. This stuff is sweet! Can't wait until the shirts come out (I'll buy all the 2XL's ya got!)
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:40 pm
I just ran into a problem.. you're composition settings are not the same as my footage, I'm still at NTSC DV.. what can I do to make it fit besides creating a new comp and resizing everything?
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
HAHAxixi .... nice job ... thx Andrew!!!
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
Jason did you try layer-transform-fit to comp? Make sure you are in your NTSC DV comp.
July 9th, 2008 @ 7:55 pm
lol!!! 1 sec i tht sam was arrested for real ( might be sued by the hollywoood )
Jacob Behunin
July 9th, 2008 @ 8:18 pm
Dean Doll
July 9th, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
Hehe, kind of reminds me of Sim City. No Llamas though..
July 9th, 2008 @ 8:24 pm
Andrew did you lose a washer? or Just have a screw loose :)
July 9th, 2008 @ 8:27 pm
Thanks alot Andrew...I needed it
July 9th, 2008 @ 8:50 pm
I forgot to say...

Thank You!
July 9th, 2008 @ 9:08 pm
Dude, thanks a million. Not dollars, just thanks.
Lynton Brown
July 9th, 2008 @ 9:11 pm
Is there other places I can obtain more free lower third graphics.
These are great.
Thanks Andrew.
July 9th, 2008 @ 9:25 pm
I'm going to embarrass so many people with this it isn't even funny. Those high school bully's from the 80's are going DOWN ...... DOWN I Say!!
Eugene Opperman
July 9th, 2008 @ 9:29 pm
As always, thank you!
Also good to see Mr. Loya on our screens again, "Great News"
July 9th, 2008 @ 10:02 pm
These are INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!
So true what Andrew says, people will believe anythin.
Especially these profesionaly made templates that look identical
what the big boys produce
Vick Cruz
July 9th, 2008 @ 10:07 pm
Dude, I sooo needed this like a month ago, I have a show called the nightwatchmen chronicles wich entales some night time security guards just annoying eachother and there was an episode I did that took place as a news broadcast and I did my own template and it was no where near as cool as your templates. But now that you posted these up I hope you dont mind that I use them in future episodes. But in case you want to know, I do use on your text projects as my end credits platform for all my episodes. But either way thanks for these projects man they really come in handy. Keep up the bad a%$ work
July 9th, 2008 @ 10:26 pm
Very nice. I can see some fun ways to use these.
July 9th, 2008 @ 10:37 pm
Thank you very much. One more thing for my next movie that is made by vcp :-)
July 9th, 2008 @ 10:47 pm
Awesome man i really love you for doing all that for us! Many thanks!
July 9th, 2008 @ 11:18 pm
Hahahaha! Great work, this will come in handy! :)
July 9th, 2008 @ 11:22 pm
Thanks Andrew, looking good!
July 9th, 2008 @ 11:37 pm
I will definitely have fun with this one! Thanks bro
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:03 am
Thank you!!! Awesome work
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:29 am
Silly ideas are running thru my head right now. Thanks! ;)
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:35 am
Dammit, I have AE7. I'll have to see if I can make my own :)
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:48 am
These are fantastic! well done and thanks!
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:50 am
Haha ! Awesome ! Thanks Andrew =)
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:54 am
Hi, can you explain me where or how I can find beatifull color coordinated for gradient like yours (red, green, gold, ...)
It ' difficult for me to find this good color to build awesome gradients.
Thanks to all for answers
Hampus Lager
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:03 am
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:08 am
Enormous thanks, Andrew. I had to finish a short for this week, and it involved some fake news inside.

Time is running up and I was just going to put a faded rectangle, with "Breking News" in it...

Now I can add extra value to my short.

July 10th, 2008 @ 1:22 am
A big thank-you from me for the first person to AE7-ize these projects files.

A very useful idea to post these. Thanks AK.
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:24 am
Your too funny Andrew, you got sense of humor. I love it. Thank you!
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:46 am
Nice One. I started work a couple of months ago in an upcoming African news channel. Its been a hell of a workload as there is lots of different programs and features all needing there little look. for the news though they required something abit more conservative and simple compared to your amazing Starship Troopers-esque graphic. The reason we keep it simple is because we have to live key the show on a V.T machine. So all in-house graphics can't be sophistacated as the machine is...well simple. And you have to code the animation into it. So I stay well clear.
Jorrit Schulte
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:49 am
when i saw the picture i almost believe it :P
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:52 am
Good job ! :)

And bad news for Pancakes :(
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:54 am
looks really nice
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:13 am
So cool...
Nikolay Kolev
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:21 am
haahah i just cant believe this , i was working on exactly same thing for new movie :) great job , mine are done in 3DS max but looks same like this gj
David Llanos
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:21 am
Ok, Andrew , I want to thank you for everything.
Whit your tutorials, you make me evolve as person , and as artist(I don't know if this phrase is written well lol)
Thank you so much from Barcelona!
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:50 am
Thanx a lot!
Rick van geijn
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:32 am
Great templates, thnx
You keep on going with making great stuff,
and most important sharing it with us
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:34 am
Should do a CNN and BBC version of this. What do you think? ;)
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
HA! this should come in handy tomorrow considering I'm giving my two weeks notice to leave my employer after 8 years! Thanks for the lower third Andrew!
john bon
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:48 am
Thats a good laugh for this early in the day. Thanks for that.
Morten Enoksen
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:16 am
haha:D SNakes on a plane wins an Oscar xD

Beside the jokes, this looks really neat, but wby-oh-WHY havven't you made this in AE7? You've said before that u used AE7 so more people can do it, since most of em got AE7 or above.
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:25 am
Nice! Just for my new project...! Thanks Andrew!
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:27 am
received error message that this was created in AE 8 and in windows. Im on a mac. I dont have CS3 (v8).. :( bummer.
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:46 am
Hey thanks AK. This is a great,

What prompted this idea?
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:01 am
Wow, I was just wanting some of these. Thanks!
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:11 am
This is fantastic timing. I was just gonna spend this morning making my own for the film I'm working on. However I'm doing a sportscenter type thing but this could work just as well.
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:33 am
WOW! these are amazing! thanks Andrew!
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:44 am
Thanks Andrew, good stuff, like always here!
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:51 am
OMG, thx andrew, this is awesome, thank you very are the men ;)
July 10th, 2008 @ 6:42 am
Andrew, You are awesome, and thank you
July 10th, 2008 @ 7:17 am
Kramer when you to create effect smertch?????
July 10th, 2008 @ 7:23 am
Oh my god this is so awesome AK especially for a news guy!! SOOOOOO great!
July 10th, 2008 @ 7:44 am
Wow that is so awsome. Thanks so much Andrew you are the best!!!
July 10th, 2008 @ 8:01 am
Hey these are great! now I can make the news in a good way...

Thanks AK - I got your back man
July 10th, 2008 @ 8:06 am
Nice, simple I like. Look like some vector shapes and a stroke. I will download and put to use fooling some client with my expertise as they pay my at the industry standard rate.
So I always Keep it Simple Silly/Stupid (KISS).
Plus your team keeps the ideas rolling excellent for all of us that frequent the blog.
July 10th, 2008 @ 8:13 am
Crazy. I was just getting ready to make one of these for a movie that's in post production right now... Timing is everything thanks
Steve in Alaska
July 10th, 2008 @ 8:33 am
Those look top notch... thanks again Andrew, and thanks for ALL you do for the AE community. Video Copilot is certainly the "go to" place!
I couldn't stop chuckling at those headlines too. So funny how Sam is always subject to your jokes (but never harsh ones, which is good)... just plain hilarious. Seems like it stems from a good friendship between you guys. Well, that or a bitter rivalry. ;)
Best wishes with the website update process! Looking forward to it.
July 10th, 2008 @ 8:53 am
From CHILE . . . thanks
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:01 am
will use it for sure.
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:01 am
man, now that pancakes are going down, i have to do some serious cutbacks..
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:21 am
So i have a question, Did you create the base of this in photoshop, or all in after effects.
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:26 am
Thank you very much Andrew. ....
its very useful for my short action film... nice one.....

Thanks again .. :)
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:28 am
Wow thats really cool thanks for taking the time to do them Andrew
July 10th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
rofl @ the pigs...

thanks for the templates, very usefull to create pranks or i don't know, that kind of stuff

keep up the good work :-)
July 10th, 2008 @ 10:36 am
Snakes on plane wins........alright. WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OUT OF TOWN.
Glowing Amraam
July 10th, 2008 @ 10:57 am
Andrew, I dig you! ;)
Nuff said :P
Meneses Visual Efx
July 10th, 2008 @ 11:01 am
Great work, Thank you very much Andrew From Venezuela
July 10th, 2008 @ 11:58 am
That's awful! I can't believe VCP burnt down!!! :(


Sam the fruit smuggler!
July 10th, 2008 @ 12:22 pm
Thanx for the work Andrew!
July 10th, 2008 @ 1:04 pm
no one ever compliments me on all of my templates! this ain't fair
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
CNN guy Jealous Much?

Poor sam lol ;d
Peter Valcanas
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:38 pm
@CNN...nice templates!
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:38 pm
Andrew Kramer for President!
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm
January 38, 2009.5? These templates come to us from the future!
July 10th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm
Man, this is awesome! But, like a lot of us have said here, we wish that they were made for AE7.

July 10th, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT ON TIME!!!!!!!
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:10 pm
HEY! what did Sam ever do to you :(

Just kidding that was awesome great job!
July 10th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm
were will we go for training now? Thanks vcp team.
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:26 pm
wowww esta super
July 10th, 2008 @ 4:36 pm
This is friggin sweet, but I don't understand how to edit them... Opened them up in fireworks, but that's about where my knowledge ends... They are cool though andrew, thank you.
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:44 pm
Thanks Andrew.

I'm new to after effect but managed to make this.
July 10th, 2008 @ 6:26 pm
Pretty cool and unique freebie AK. Tnx.
Joe G
July 10th, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
Thanks Andrew!
As always, they look very professional, with many possibilities! I really like the color pallet and the gradients look awesome. Nice font choice too!! and its FREE!!! =0o
July 10th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm
Thanks Andrew
Came just in time for a little video I shot.
July 10th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Thanks Andrew, that looks great, and saves us a lot of work,

July 10th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

Andrew, that totally rocks!
Gamias GR
July 11th, 2008 @ 3:39 am
I have asked in the request page for a GRAPH (BAR CHARTS, PIES etc with Liquid transparent look and moving graphics like in elections etc) TUTORIAL.

It will be a nice addition.
I post my comment here because it's in the same direction (broadcasting quality graphics) as this one
July 11th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
dude...don't hate on snakes on a plane. that movie was amazing!!
July 11th, 2008 @ 6:04 am
thanks a alot Andrew, i've been putting some of these together and your "insight" is always great...
July 11th, 2008 @ 6:43 am
'snakes on a plane wins a oscar'. HAHAHAHAHAHAH, very goood this idea!
July 11th, 2008 @ 7:18 am

This rocks Man...

Pancakes are up!!!!


Clone #3327
tom yang
July 11th, 2008 @ 7:33 am
Hi Andrew, i'm so glad to see your tutorial, for me it's just the treasures. but some links seems being problem, can not access at all, you can try here:

and it seems like after the tutorial 51 all can not access, do yo know how is happened, please fix it, if you could do it for me, not for me, it's for all the fans of you!

thanks, and good luck!!
July 11th, 2008 @ 7:37 am
AE7 still rules
July 11th, 2008 @ 7:48 am
Thank you so much Josh Johnson, it does work! I've actually never used it before and wasn't familiar with it! Saved me a whole lot of trouble!
July 11th, 2008 @ 8:57 am
verry, verry nice!
July 11th, 2008 @ 9:59 am
This is awesome! I'm in need of this particular effect right now actually. Still I have to ask . .

Why only in CS3? Was there some ability that it offered that 7 could not do? I only ask because I had thought you said at an earlier time that you were sticking with doing things in AE7 because more people had it and you can always open older projects in newer versions of software.

Can some one with both convert this into AE7?
July 11th, 2008 @ 10:15 am
Awesome. looks great Andrew..... sorry to hear Sam got arrested...;)
Luc Delamare
July 11th, 2008 @ 11:03 am
These are awesome! I ended up trying them out right away, and here's what I came up with:
July 11th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
Website suggestion....

It would be sweet if there was a place where everyone could post links to their projects and the final videos from their version of your tutorials. I always enjoy seeing what other people on you site have created and I'm sure others would agree.

Keep up the great work guys!
July 11th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm
July 11th, 2008 @ 12:57 pm
how can the templates be animated as seen in tv

July 11th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm
H ey andrew , i imported the templete to my AE 7.0.but the moving titles at the bottom doesnt move like a live feed why?
July 11th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
Cheesas Krust!

Kramer your an abnormal incredible guy.

Cheers to the Whole Team. You made my day!!!!
July 11th, 2008 @ 8:31 pm
LOL that was extremely hilarious!
July 11th, 2008 @ 11:27 pm
I think we should all pich in and get Sam a new jacket!
July 11th, 2008 @ 11:53 pm
you have no idea how handy can this thing be for me! I work at the gfx department of a news channel in argentina and we are ALWAYS copying CNN and FOX News here and there.

I really like the second one... Im sure we`ll give it a try with Vizrt Artist to make those stocks tickers.

hugs from the south of the world!

July 12th, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Poor Sam... :))
July 12th, 2008 @ 2:05 am
HE HE ! :D
Very Nice
when did sam arrested ? :D
good luck
July 12th, 2008 @ 2:17 am
Hey Andrew,

i'm late, sorry. But: thank you very much for this free stuff!

Is there a new DVD in plan from your side? Need more stuff :-)

July 12th, 2008 @ 7:11 am
its just that I maybe quitting mography for a bit but thanks for these :)
July 12th, 2008 @ 8:09 am
awesome! very nice and helpful!
July 12th, 2008 @ 10:56 am
i like the News Templates. but can you make one for cs2?
Jimmy Gadget
July 12th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
@ James Cawley.

In regards to..

Website suggestion….

Check out
July 12th, 2008 @ 10:13 pm
Any "VCN Breaking News" on the T-Shirt competition results?
July 13th, 2008 @ 1:34 pm
there isn't one word that can describe your work Andrew. Big thanks from Kraljevo-Serbia
July 13th, 2008 @ 2:33 pm
at first i was like "What ! Sam arrested ! for what!?!"

it just goes to show how realistic it looked....

thanks for this... you're the best... ever considered doing a movie.. like a real one... independant like.. i know the Special Effects would kick ass for sure...
The Real Smithy
July 13th, 2008 @ 7:12 pm
Hey guys, how's your new website coming along? Looking forward to the release.
July 14th, 2008 @ 4:50 am
That's too funny... the 'hair gel' and house burned down... thanks for super news templates, nice work!

July 14th, 2008 @ 5:09 am
I like pancakes
July 14th, 2008 @ 9:05 am
Sam Loya Fired!

Sam Lawyer Fired!
Edgar Voit
July 14th, 2008 @ 10:49 am
Great Stuff Andrew, as always ;)
Hillarious Pictures :D:D:D
July 14th, 2008 @ 10:56 am newbie here. Thx for the great stuff!

Quick Question: How do you resize everything to a smaller comp? - I've tried "transform, fit-to-comp" but the layers are too big.. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Matheus Santos
July 14th, 2008 @ 4:58 pm
Hi Andrew! Great stuff! Will use it soon!

1st - It's royalty-free?

2nd - If it's not too difficult, and if it won't take you a lot of time, can you make a AFX7.0 version please?

Even if you don't do it, thanks a lot for this free stuff - great work, keep going with your site!
July 15th, 2008 @ 8:51 am
Hi Andrew!
Thanks a lot for this free great stuff!
But, i need some help. I working on a new image for a news channel in PTY an i am lost, i dont know where to start... do you have some ideas?
July 15th, 2008 @ 8:53 am
Hi Andrew!
Thanks a lot for this free great stuff!
But, i need some help. Im working on a new image for a news channel in PTY an i am lost, i dont know where to start… do you have some ideas?
July 16th, 2008 @ 9:35 am
Great work Andrew

Caracas - Venezuela
Ahsanullah Azam
July 16th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm
Thx for the great stuff!
Martin Flores
July 16th, 2008 @ 4:13 pm
Hey Andrew thanks for the templates question though did you make it in Illustrator or made it in after effects?
July 17th, 2008 @ 8:56 am
Wow that's awesome Andrew ;p I didn't expect that ; ) Keep it up.
July 17th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
Man! u really scared the shit out of me... I just saw Sam arrested... but then i saw "VCN" really nice
July 18th, 2008 @ 10:51 am
You are one of the most generous artist out there man. I appreciate all you have done with all of your series. You are an awesome guy.
July 18th, 2008 @ 2:27 pm
Nice topic
thanks very much.....!!!
July 23rd, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
Hey Andrew, can i get your permission to use this News Templates for a short film im doing?

July 23rd, 2008 @ 4:14 pm
Feel Free.
July 24th, 2008 @ 8:08 am
Hey Andrew, this is a great website. I plan to buy some of your products just to support what your doing. This great man! Could you make these project files available for AE 7.0 users. Thanks again man! Great stuff!
July 24th, 2008 @ 8:11 am
Could you make the News Template project files available for AE 7.0 users. i forgot to specify in my previous comment. Thanks.
July 24th, 2008 @ 12:59 pm
Thank you.
July 25th, 2008 @ 7:30 am
Thank you.
July 30th, 2008 @ 4:34 am
Hi Andrew,

Looks great will definatly find a use for these! Recently made a video of "President Bush's Final Address" its one of those mouth movin ones, should be on youtube soon. Yeah I know, it sounds like a plug but point is I made a CNN banner for it which took ages! Then just precomposed it and rendered out with alpha info so it could be looped! Thanks for these, much better than mine!!
Ken of Davao City
October 19th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
Hi Andrew, thanks for being cool enough to post another freebie for us. You are truly a role model for us Artists. That's why I don't download those pirated Riot Gear torrent.

Thanks, stay humble, God bless
November 9th, 2008 @ 8:14 pm
It is beautiful
November 10th, 2008 @ 3:48 am
On the real though, Adobe should start paying you!!!
Eric Harrison
December 30th, 2008 @ 2:35 pm
@ Andrew,

Hey Andrew, I saw The Day the World Stood Still a while ago, and I could swear I saw this template used bu the news channels in the movie, please tell me it's true, that would be wicked!!

If it is true, then you seem to have alota friends in high places ;)
February 25th, 2009 @ 11:36 am
If only there was a way to make this work in CS4! Please tell me if there is!
Connor E
March 22nd, 2009 @ 5:11 pm
Pancakes,haha Andrew your the best.
April 23rd, 2009 @ 4:24 pm
How do you edit the headlines with CS3?
April 24th, 2009 @ 10:26 am
this Andrew is only man got place in heart ever by an online tutorials!!! wish him for whole time ....thx
May 9th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
It would be appreciated if you updated this to be compatible with AE CS4.
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:43 pm
i can say that this is my favourit AE site..
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:17 am
Great Fx...I love u Andrew....U r my Teacher...
August 7th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
This is great.. And yeah Andrews my teacher to lol. But this could sell by its self lol.
August 30th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
How do I edit the headlines to put my own text? I'm kinda new
September 7th, 2009 @ 9:39 am
Absolutley Wonderful! Your brilliant. Have you done Fox News Lower 3rds yet?
September 13th, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
September 19th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
Thank You!!!!!! im going to use this when i make my dads game lounge commercial
September 22nd, 2009 @ 6:51 pm
Thank you!! This reminds me... I am wondering if a tutorial on how to work out a news open like the BBC News (yes with the globe... :P) would be possible. Thank you!
September 26th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
Just watched the new show FASTFORWARD. In scenes where fictional news shows are seen on TV sets, all are using both of the above Video Copilot presets. What I'd like to know is if Andrew was involved with this show... or if they just used the free preset from this site. I'm guessing the later. Very cool, though! Rock on!
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:27 pm
Hey Andrew, great gift!! Thanks so much.

I'm a little new so I am wondering if anyone could help, when I export the titles as an AE project and load it into Premiere, it shows up as a red screen which says missing media. What am I doing wrong?

October 17th, 2009 @ 7:37 pm
Hey Andrew let me start by saying a big thanks for all you do. Im just a guy who likes to play around with AE and have cs3 (which ive had for the past very new)
Im hoping someone can help me, just how do you make the news ticker work and change layers?, I seem to be having problems getting my head around it.

Any help would be great from anyone, feel free to Email me

Keep up the good work
October 20th, 2009 @ 5:30 pm
I Like what you guys are doing!Respect you are the best!Thank a lot for all those good tutorials
December 22nd, 2009 @ 12:56 pm
THANKS a Looooooooot :D :D :D yeesssss
jeff rodgers
January 9th, 2010 @ 10:50 pm
looking forward in using it.
January 13th, 2010 @ 2:45 am
You're Truely King OF AE!! :D
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Fantastic. Thanks so much for your creativity and generosity.
January 17th, 2010 @ 8:36 pm
When I try to pull this file up in cs3 it say's invalid file format. Help!!!
February 17th, 2010 @ 3:43 am
wow! nice one!
April 15th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
i cant use this ae says like frankling gothics fonts dont have something like that blah!! im so deppresed :S!! PLEASE HELP!!
Annum Myke
April 20th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
You guys are doing a great job.
July 12th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
Dude! Andrew Kramer is my freakin hero! You make After Effects tutorials fun man. You've gotta be one of the most talented and creative people ive ever seen. Sam is a good sport too, lol 8). Ive always been a 3ds or Maya person till i found these VCP After Effects tuts now I use AE CS5 more then anything thank You lots Bro.
October 21st, 2010 @ 2:39 pm
Just used these for a small project! Thanks man!
Michael Rady
October 27th, 2010 @ 1:45 pm
Hey Andrew,

I am rookie to AE, and your site has been awesome for me getting my feet wet. I really could use these templates, but I am using AE in CS5 and nothing pops up when I open the AE file for this project. I am working on a special drama production for my church and this is the perfect template for my needs - can you give me any suggestions?
December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:32 am
Very professional looking. Good job!
January 3rd, 2011 @ 9:29 pm
I have inserted my footage, behind this template. But my footage is slow as if in slow motion. The ticker speed is slow as well. I have tried changing the frame rate...any suggestions?
January 17th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm
Thanks Andrew, that looks great, and saves us a lot of work,

February 15th, 2011 @ 8:29 pm
These are awesome custom Lower Thirds. The first one was my inspiration for a CNN Lower Third. I ended up making an entire CNN The Situation Room set with Lower Thirds and the studio. The project file is on video here

Awesome work Andrew!
Ryan Carr
March 22nd, 2011 @ 10:12 pm
I just watched this amazing short that just came out from Ruairi Robinson ( and I immediately recognized your lower thirds project file utilized in the background news broadcast.

Beautiful CG and seamless compositing in his video and he's obviously a VideoCopilot student.

Keep it up, Andrew!
March 27th, 2011 @ 4:39 am
hey great work andrew, though i am new on AE so plz tell me how to add video in it i have edited the text so please anyone can help !!
April 5th, 2011 @ 7:26 pm
HI am new at after effects but really like this news ticker. But my dumb question is how to install it. Install all the files or just the main AEP. What folder in after effects.
April 17th, 2011 @ 11:06 am
Andrew, Your awesome!!! thanks for the killer and professional after effects news tempaltes! your the man!
May 6th, 2011 @ 6:34 am
Hey Andrew, loving the site man, you always provide amazing value for your customers and it's very much appreciated. Love the layout of this lower third, thanks again.
June 5th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm
This is looking awesome! :)
August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:18 pm
Thanks! Very useful.
October 13th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
December 3rd, 2011 @ 4:55 pm
Hey every time I open the project it says '41 files are missing' and when I go to the News Holder composition, all the Photoshop files are the ones that seem to be missing. Do you know of anyway to help me fix that?
January 11th, 2012 @ 10:27 am
keep going.... nice work....
Stephen Curry
April 15th, 2012 @ 9:57 am
I know Im late in the game on the comments section here....but is there anyway you can do some more of these...maybe a FoxNews look alike, CNN, NBC, CBS, etc...

would be cool
May 1st, 2012 @ 10:01 am
Hey Andrew,

This is some really great stuff and would be perfect for our low budget movie. Would it be possible for you to grant us permission to use it in our film? Maybe you could email me something granting permission? We could give you a credit in the movie if that would be of any interest to you?


May 2nd, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

Firstly, this is beautiful. Second, I imported this into AE CS5.5. I am new to AE so maybe I am just being naive, or CS5 is too advanced??? but anyway, I rendered the movie as is, but the crawler doesn't crawl.

How can I get the text to move? Also,is it hard to get the time to update every minute? Obviously I don't have a Chyron machine but I like the simulation, as I am doing a faux new video so I can learn the makings of Premiere and AE by doing the green screen and the whole shebang.
Roohullah Sahebzoy
May 19th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
I don't know what to say? because YOU ARE GREAT!!!.
Thank you so much for this BIG Help!, Thank you so much.
and thanks again.......................
August 7th, 2012 @ 8:03 pm
Andrew Mother Fin' Kramer. Just want to say your the MAN. Tutorials are A++ your funny as well. Wish you the best, if you ever need a "True Testimonial" Let me know, Because you have literally made me the MAN at my job. With awesome Intros and Outro's and Supertarget i mean its just great how you do this for all of us.

-Thanks again and i Owe you big time!
September 18th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
Luis Cano
September 26th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
Where can i download it?, thanks by the way.
September 28th, 2012 @ 2:18 am
Hare Krishna, This is very good source for such a kind of materials. Thanks a lot. Hope lord krishna bless you.
Dj Cucumber
September 28th, 2012 @ 3:56 pm
Great stuff, thanx a Million
October 1st, 2012 @ 8:31 am
Hi Mr. Andrew, I think the download link is missing can you provide us the link for this cool template? :D
October 1st, 2012 @ 10:06 pm
Thanks for updating the link ;) Video Copilot is the best!
October 14th, 2012 @ 9:07 am
This ticker was used in Last Resort season 01 episode 03 :)
October 20th, 2012 @ 6:03 am
Nice ,,, site ... Thank you
January 15th, 2013 @ 2:33 am
Thanks so much... this really helped alot. :)
February 2nd, 2013 @ 2:34 am
Are there instructions or a demo available? I can't seem to get it to do anything on render. CS6. Thanks for the help anyone.
February 2nd, 2013 @ 10:06 am
Man, Thank you. you are the best
March 15th, 2013 @ 11:53 am
Thanks a lot, it is kind of you
March 23rd, 2014 @ 8:18 pm
sorry im new to this. how do you add the video in?
March 25th, 2014 @ 1:44 am
Hey every time I open the project it says '41 files are missing' and when I go to the News Holder composition, all the Photoshop files are the ones that seem to be missing. Do you know of anyway to help me fix that?
May 20th, 2014 @ 4:18 am
Can I use cs6 for editing?
June 6th, 2014 @ 8:02 am
thank you for doing these templete they are a life saver
July 11th, 2014 @ 2:42 am
Hello Mr. Andrew, i have been your fan for about 3 years now! i must confess that your work and talent is uniquely beyond imagination. thanks for believing in yourself, because that is one of the reason why we are all learning from you!
July 11th, 2014 @ 2:48 am
Hello Mr. Andrew, i have been your fan for about 3 years now! i must confess that your work and talent is uniquely beyond imagination. thanks for believing in yourself, because that is one of the reason why we are all learning from you!
i am just a new and upcoming filmmaker, and i have learned a lot from you, i will continue to work hard and soon i will become the number one filmmaker in in my country!..... thanks!
August 17th, 2014 @ 10:21 pm
but the project is static ??
the lines do not move
and then takes very little
I do not understand the usefulness of this project
September 17th, 2014 @ 5:17 pm
its works on After Effects cs4?
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