Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
The other thing you can do is you can actually make rolling credits, and crawling credits. So like, the end credits to a movie you want it to scroll up or that's very easy to do. You can initiate it from when you create it. So, if you notice when I created that text that said still, I could go ahead and when I make a title, here let me close this old one so it doesn't get confused. Title, new title, and there you see rolling crawl. Obviously, roll is up and down, crawl is left and right. Again, it gives me this default box. I'm gonna call this roll, hit okay. And look what happens. Like wait a second. I thought we threw this away? This is gonna get everybody. This gets me all the time, it got me just now. It grabbed whatever information that was below the play head and guess what, I had another title there. So it thinks this is part of the background. I turn off the Eye, it's not there. The reason it was there, I'm gonna go ahead and close it, is because I was parked over this and it j...
ust assumed that was the background. And trust me, I've created like a new title, I'm like wait a second, why can I not delete this? Why is this here? And I'm like, you know, it's three o'clock in the morning, you're not thinking clearly to start with, right? Which is why you don't start editing at two o'clock in the morning the night before. So I'm gonna go ahead and reposition this over a nice blank space. And we're gonna do the same thing, title, new title, default roll. Gonna call that roll, hit okay. Same interface. Now, let me go ahead and type in some text. And you can do this a couple ways. You can do side by side text, I'm gonna keep it simple, I'm gonna just write director, producer, writer, they're usually at the bottom, nobody cares about the writer. Okay, craft services, that's food. That's what we had for lunch today. Okay, and let's go ahead and make this a less a less or a Sans Seraph font. Okay, I'm gonna Seraph there. This is an interesting font, I have never used Geeza Pro. Geezer Pro, very popular in my line of you know. But, not Geeza Pro. So I have this. And if I go ahead and I wanna add some spacing here, just put a couple of returns. As a matter of fact, I can even if I wanted to, return it off the page, okay? Because it's going to scroll up. Now, it's already an animated title. And I know that, but if I go to this little area here and go to my Roll and Crawl options, it says roll. So if I had a still, and I said, "Ugh, that should have been a roll." You can change it, and vice versa. You're not locked in, it just kinda pre clicks on it to start with, or pre selects it. For left and right crawl. Now if I hit play now, it's gonna start right in the middle of the screen. And that's not necessarily what I want. I'm gonna show you what it's gonna do, and then we're gonna do a quick fix. So, close this out. Remember, it doesn't put it in. It just creates it and puts it inside of your project pane. I can put it on any layer I want, 'cause it has transparency. But you'll notice, it's starting with it on screen, and then the speed of the scroll is based on the duration of the clip. So if I want this to happen faster, I just grab the edge, and now it's gonna scroll faster. But I don't want it to necessarily work that way, I want to start off screen, and end off screen, because that's how movie credits work, right? Double click to load it in, we can now modify it. Go back up to our modification box. Let's go ahead and zoom in. Start Off Screen, End Off Screen. You can also control how quickly or how aggressively it comes in, and how calmly it leaves with the ease-in and ease-out if you want it to be not like (imitates shooting noise) like slow down as it goes across. So, we're good to go there. I'm gonna hit okay. Close the window. Zoom out. And you should see now at the beginning, it isn't on screen. It's going wickedly fast, because now it has to travel a greater distance than it did before. Stretch it out, slows down. So that's how you can very easily make a roll. A crawl would be you do the same thing, you just type it across. Now the nice thing is that as you can tell, and you've experienced over the last several lessons, I am a horrible typist, and inevitably would be typing lots of typos, and lose lots of money on the client saying, "Do it over." So, rule of thumb, give me a word document with all the names and whatever you want me to say and I copy, and I paste. And you can copy and paste in here, so that everything can be spelled properly. You don't have to worry typing in, it's going off screen, you're not sure if the crawl you know, had a typo. So, copy paste, really good. Works just like a text document. And a good piece of advice, too, because if there's a problem, you just show them the original text file or Word document they sent you and say, "This is how you spelled it." And they're like, "Oh." A thousand dollars, I can fix it. No. (woman laughs) Wouldn't that be great? So, and again, if I then wanted to do this as a double, there's another way you can create titles. I've been typing in the text, and it's been creating the box. But what if I had a specific range I wanted the text to be in, so that maybe I could put, maybe the after the credits deleted scenes, something fun. So, I'm gonna go ahead, I'm gonna create a new title. Let me position this again over something without other text. We're gonna go to Title, new title, we can do it roll, that's pretty interesting. I'm gonna be lazy and not give it the right name. So, don't do as I do, do as I say. Name everything, use that convention. So, instead of going with text, you'll look closely here, there are something called an Area Type Tool. Okay, it just says how you're controlling your text. And you'll notice that with both text and the type tool, I can do vertical as well as traditional horizontal text. So if you want something to kinda go down the side, you can easily do it. I'm gonna choose horizontal. I've selected the area tool, and now I draw a box. I just want my text to wrap at this point. So I can start typing, you like that? Now, N I W. See how it wraps? When I was in high school, I took type-writering, I'm gonna call it that, they call it keyboarding now, from a retired marine. And I tell ya, I learned the proper way to type. So, the nice thing here is if I change the size of the font, it respects the box. So, if I want something here, it doesn't make the box bigger. I can also modify the box if things go out. I gotta go ahead and make sure I grab it with the right tool. So maybe if I did make it larger, I can modify that.