IBM Softlayer Japan held the first Bluemix Summit on 2 September 2015, and MotionElements was proud to be their event supporter. Mark Sun, our Co-founder and CTO, also spoke at the event about his insights of architecturing MotionElements’ IT infrastructure and how he leverages on the unique features of IBM Softlayer, to build a highly-available and scalable solution for Asia’s leading stock footage marketplace.
And what better way to demonstrate that collaboration than to create the Event Opening Video for the event itself? Using our vast library of royalty-free stock video, After Effects templates and music, MotionElements produced the video in-house from end-to-end.


It started with dissecting the already existing key visuals from IBM Softlayer Bluemix Summit and finding the concept of 2 technologies, 2 worlds, coming together to create a breathtaking fusion.


We used the AE template by xLeviathanx which had the perfect tone of duality. Then we added a background using stock videos of space and Tokyo’s cityscape to future enhance that vision.



The event was also supported by other sponsors, which we displayed within the ‘new structures’, expressed beautifully with EnchantedStudios’ ‘Neon City Logo Reveal’.

Next, we wanted to show all the speakers featured at the event. But with over 50 renowned faces, it couldn’t go with simply flashing each of their images one-by-one. The great solution came in the form of the elegant AE logo reveal  template by kalfasso.


Finally, we pieced it all together to create a video to remember. And here it is! Watch the final Grand Opening Video here!

You can find all these Elements used in the video (listed below) and more at to amp up your own production. Check out the full range at

Motivational Titles After Effects Project

by xLeviathanx

Space Journey Seamless Loop

by Rastan

Fly Through Universe Stock Animation

by nopow

Neon City 3D Promo

by EnchantedStudios

Neon City Logo Reveal

by EnchantedStudios

Cityscape Time Lapse From Of Tokyo From Above

by JMTierney

3D Photo Image Fly Through Logo Reveal Business

by kalfasso

New Hope Stock Music

by Mockingbird

New Hope Trailer Version 1 Stock Music

by Mockingbird