Early in my exploration of Adobe After Effects, lacking footage, I’d source images from the internet, add moving type, some kicky music and call it good. Reviewing these videos six years later, they still hold up relatively well. Though my go-to program has always been Adobe Illustrator, my Photoshop skills are darn good, so working with sub par imagery has never been an issue. Take a peak, it still surprises me that one can create a professional looking video in After Effects with limited assets. – Joe Gast
Note: In the last two videos, I did scrape together some free footage, also discovered on the web.