How do I import animated elements into Premiere Pro?

Importing and using e→d animated elements can be very easy. All you need to do is follow these quick steps.

Step 1:

Download an animated collection at

Step 2:

Locate downloaded file (.zip folder) and unpack contents of folder to find multiple folders containing PNG image sequences.

Step 3:

In Premiere Pro go to File → Import → Files or double-click in the Project Window to open the Import Window. Locate the PNG image sequence you wish to use, select the first image, and be sure to check the box for Sequence.

Step 4:

By default Premiere Pro imports sequences at 30fps, you may want to change this. in the Project Window right-click the sequence and select Modify → Interpret Footage. In the dialogue box set the sequence to the desired Frame Rate, and click OK.

Step 5:

For sequences without an Alpha Channel use a screen pass. In the Effect Controls panel under Opacity → Blend Mode, select Screen to eliminate the black background of the image sequence.

Step 6:

Now you are ready to place the sequence in your Premiere Pro Timeline and add some e→d magic to your project.

Check out the PDF Instructions for a visual aid.