FlowForge Videos

This section of our handbook is dedicated to guidance on how to create video/media assets for FlowForge. Here you can find information on what types of videos we produce at FlowForge and the templating and formatting we recommend for each.

Videos should be produced at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Any text included in the videos will use the "DIN Alternate Bold" font. The FlowForge logo is made with "Baloo Da 2".

We have a collection of assets that will make video editing and creation a lot simpler, particularly in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Assets

If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, and are a member of the FlowForge team, then you will have access to the "FlowForge Templates" library in Premiere Pro. This contains a collection of Essential Graphics templates, videos and audio files that can be used across any FlowForge videos.

Essential Graphics Templates

These can be created in Adobe After Effects and provide an easy-to-use editable template for composition in Premiere Pro. We have a growing collection of FlowForge templates that can be dropped and modified accordingly in your own FlowForge videos.

Using Essential Graphics in Premiere Pro

Videos

Re-usable .mp4 files that may be used across FlowForge videos. These are also available in "FlowForge Templates" Premiere Pro Library. For example, our introduction and outro title sequences:

FlowForge - Intro
FlowForge - Outro

Tools

If you require a license to one of the following tools (where applicable), then please read our licensing section in order to attain one.

Adobe Creative Cloud (more info)

Video Editing

  • After Effects enables the generation of videos and provides control of individual animated elements within a composition. Use this if you're looking to generate bespoke animations to use in your videos.

  • Premiere Pro - Use this when piecing together multiple bits of footage and existing FlowForge templates. Premiere Pro is better for stitching existing compositions, for example, the opening/closing FlowForge title sequences, either side of some demo footage.

Image Editing

  • Illustrator provides tooling to create templates that can ingested into After Effects. It's often easier to layout complex content in Illustrtor, then export to After Effects for animation.

  • Photoshop can be used for raster image and photo-editing.

Video Types

Release Videos

Our Release Videos follow a very fixed structure [with templates listed]:

  1. FlowForge Intro [Template: /Bookends/Intro]
  2. Call out 3-4 Major Features introduced in this particular release (with screen recorded demos) [Template: /UI Previews]
  3. "and much more..." to include additional important features & bug fixes [Templates: Overlays/Corner Stamps/Release & Date, /Feature Bullet]
  4. FlowForge Outro Ident [Template: /Bookends/Outro]
Recording Demos for Release Videos

Screen recordings used within the Release Videos should be recorded at 1800 x 1080 in order to fit within the reusable template. The border size can be easily adjusted though if required.

In our "FlowForge Templates" Adobe Premiere Pro library we have three "UI Preview" templates available at different lengths (10, 13 and 15 seconds). It is recommended to edit the recordings in a piece of software of your choice down to your chosen timing, as this will make use of the templates a lot easier.

Marketing Videos

Much more creative license and freedom in terms of content and approach. If we are using iconography and pictograms, then they should be stylized and animated as per our branding guidelines.