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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

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Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 33 of 65

Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects


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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.

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Join one of the best editing instructors, Abba Shapiro, to learn how to work effectively in Premiere Pro®. In this series, you'll learn the tools that allow you to build a story with video.

Abba will cover essential topics such as creating time-lapse videos, building a rough cut, working with audio, and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. Abba will show basic color correction techniques, as well as incorporating filters to enhance the look of your final video.

Lesson Plan

  • Understanding Editing 
  • Tour the Interface 
  • Building a Rough Cut 
  • Refining Your Edit 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Transitions 
  • Filters & Effects 
  • Motion and Animation 
  • Titling and Graphics 
  • Speed Changes 
  • Color Correction 
  • Finishing: Prepping for Output 
  • Sharing and Exporting 
  • Ingesting Media  
  • Media Management & Archiving 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Creating Timelapses 
  • Advanced Editing Techniques 
  • Thinking Like an Editor 
  • Green Screen, Warp Stabilizer and other Special Tools 

By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this complex program. If you've been paying for Adobe's Creative Cloud, this is your guide to understanding and using one of the best tools within your subscription. You’ll be able to bring your images to life, organize your media and begin to build stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will give you the tools to successfully start creating quality products that will impress!  

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"Great class -- wasn't ready to take the leap into Premiere Pro until I had a framework. Not only did Abba give me that framework, but he gave me the tools to manage and balance the story, the editing process, and the start to-finish workflow to create a finished product. And it was fun!" - Creative Live Student 

Software Used: Adobe Premiere CC 2017


  1. Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
  2. Understanding Editing: Overview
  3. Understanding Editing: Video Examples
  4. Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow
  5. Tour The Interface: Project Panel
  6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot
  7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over
  8. Tour The Interface: Video Tracks
  9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers
  10. Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning
  11. Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media
  12. Building a Rough Cut: The Edit
  13. Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points
  14. Refining Your Edit: Preparation
  15. Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts
  16. Refining Your Edit: Using Markers
  17. Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts
  18. Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit
  19. Working with Audio: Overview
  20. Working with Audio: Levels
  21. Working with Audio: Music
  22. Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing
  23. Transitions: Overview
  24. Transitions: Effect Controls
  25. Filters & Effects: Overview
  26. Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters
  27. Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview
  28. Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images
  29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture
  30. Motion & Animation: Motion Effects
  31. Titling & Graphics: Overview
  32. Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools
  33. Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
  34. Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop
  35. Speed Changes: Overview
  36. Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds
  37. Color Correction: Overview
  38. Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes
  39. Color Correction: Contrast
  40. Color Correction: Advanced Tools
  41. Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip
  42. Finishing: Prepping for Output
  43. Finishing: QC Edit Points
  44. Sharing & Exporting: Overview
  45. Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality
  46. Ingesting Media:
  47. Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing
  48. Media Management & Archiving
  49. Multi-Camera Editing: Overview
  50. Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence
  51. Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras
  52. Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing
  53. Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies
  54. Creating Timelapses: Editing Images
  55. Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies
  56. Creating Timelapses: Animation
  57. Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline
  58. Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions
  59. Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts
  60. Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks
  61. Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices
  62. Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story
  63. Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer
  64. Special Tools: Morph Cut
  65. Special Tools: Green Screen


a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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