While most don’t think about Halloween until halfway through October, content creators and marketing teams are already gearing up for their upcoming spookfest campaigns. That means you as a video editor can expect Halloween-related creative projects to start rolling in very soon. Let’s help you get ready.
Final Cut Pro templates for Halloween
Luckily, you can find plenty of Final Cut Pro templates on the interwebs. A simple search for the keyword Halloween in Motion Array’s FCP template marketplace will yield a handful of high-quality template packs filled with usable assets that will serve as an excellent base to build your project on.
These packs contain gloomy opening sequences, LUTs for heebie jeebie inducing color grading, spooky titles, lower thirds, and transitions, bat-infested logo reveals, and so much more. Everything you need to create horror films, creepy ads, hair-raising social posts, and scary animations.
But don’t limit yourself to the keyword Halloween. Searching for alternative keywords like “horror”, or “fall”, or “pumpkin” can also produce plenty of usable assets for your Halloween project.
How to Use FCP Halloween Templates?
Working with templates will make your workflow that much easier. You have a creative idea in mind and based on that idea you find a template with assets that will get you closer to the realization of your final idea. You download the template or asset pack from a marketplace like Motion Array.
The template will appear as a zip file in your downloads. Then find your Motion Templates folder inside your Movies folder on your Mac (if this folder doesn’t exist, then create it, using the extension .localized).
The Motion Templates folder should have the following subfolders: Effects, Generators, Titles, and Transitions (if not, then create them using the .localized extension). You then simply drag and drop the templates into the suitable subfolder. Restart Final Cut Pro to activate the new templates and find them in your library.
That’s it. Now you just apply the effects, generators, titles, or transitions to the clips of your choice on your Final Cut Pro timeline. Using templates will save you a lot of time in the editing bay or creating similar assets from scratch in After Effects, which means more time to take on other projects, which ultimately means more money for you. You might say purchasing Final Cut Pro templates pays for itself.
Templates for Other Holidays
Of course, you will find templates for any marketing project your clients may need. The offer of Christmas-themed templates and asset packs is huge. But you’ll also find downloadable templates for Easter, Hannukah, Ramadan, or any other major holiday. Remember, the trick is to broaden your search queries to include related keywords. Think Easter eggs, Hannukah’s eight-armed chandeliers, or the crescent moon for Ramadan. Good luck!