To access extra animated titles go to File>New Project and choose a theme like Bulletin Board. Don’t tick Automatically add transitions and titles. Click Create.
Choose File>Import Movies and browse to the Titles source clips folder that you can download from our Tutorial Files page. Create a new event. Tick Optimize video and choose Large – 960×540.
Drag Shot 1 to the Project window. From the Titles browser, drag Bulletin Board onto the first shot. Edit the text in the main viewer.
Drag the title bar’s end point to shorten its duration to four seconds. Add Shot 2. From the Transition browser, drag Bulletin Board 2 between the shots.
Drag Lower Third 2 from the Titles browser onto shot 2. Extend the title to five seconds. Drag it to overlap shots 2 and 3. Edit the text.
Add Shot 4. Use the Bulletin Board 2 transition to change from one location to another. Drag the Lower Third 2 title onto the mosque shot and edit it.
Drop the last shot into the project window and drag a Credits 1 title over it. Most programmes name check the filmmaker, so give credit where it’s due.
Pop another Bulletin Board 2 transition between the last two shots to keep the scene change looking consistent. The transitions and titles complement each other.
Any title sequence worth its salt will be accompanied by music that helps set the mood or scene. The Sanskrit jingle contributes an exotic foreign vibe!
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