I want to add a beginning like in this video

Which software should I use?

I am completely clueless. Help


Everyone's clueless when they start. Dive in :)

I reckon this was made with Adobe After Effects. It's a combination of shapes, masks, and text animating on, with lots of easing and bouncing on the movement.

This is a great but old free tutorial on the basics of after effects: https://www.videocopilot.net/basic/

The easing and bouncing might have been done manually, but more likely using something like the Mt MoGraph Motion plugin.

  • There's nothing in this intro which requires After Effects, specifically, and plenty of alternatives are available. Apple Motion is an easy one if you're on a Mac. BlackMagic Fusion is less easy, but cross-platform, including Linux, and there's a free version. May 5 at 19:48
  • The question was "which should I use".. Which is personal preference at the end of the day.. If you have useful links for the poster to follow based on those packages, please add them as another answer.
    – tomh
    May 5 at 19:51
  • No, the question was "How can I.." if it were "which should I use," I would've flagged it for being opinion-based. Your answer expresses an unsolicited personal opinion. A better answer would not. May 5 at 20:18
  • Please add your better answer. I wish you well.
    – tomh
    May 5 at 22:16
  • 1
    I am so happy that you answered my naive question.
    – Joe
    May 6 at 17:33

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