Template for credits

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Frank Vuotto, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. Frank Vuotto

    Frank Vuotto Guest

    Anyone know of a template for the standard 2 column credit roll. The
    left column is right justified and the right left justified with a
    fixed space centered between them.

    Frank /~ http://newmex.com/f10
    Frank Vuotto, Jun 24, 2004
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  2. I have one.. However, it might not be what you want. Its in Adobe
    Illustrator format. I created it IllustratorCS (.ai) with that, export
    it to a .eps file, and then import it into After Effects, where I make
    it scroll from top to bottom. I output it from there to a .MOV file
    (high quality) into my editor.

    Works awesome..

    Let me know if you want the .ai or .eps files?

    Richard Ragon, Jun 24, 2004
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  3. Frank Vuotto

    Frank Vuotto Guest

    Hi Richard

    I pretty much thought that was the road to take and I'd appreciate the
    template (either format).

    That credit roll is so universally used that I was surprised that
    Premier Pro didn't have a template in the titler.

    Frank Vuotto, Jun 24, 2004
  4. Ok, Here's the credit roll of the last short film I just worked on. This
    may, or may not work for you because this is done on a mac using
    Illustrator CS. It's a .eps file, and should have embedded fonts in it.


    This is definitely going about it the long way, however, the results it
    produced were pretty awesome, and the director of the film liked it too.

    I'm sure there's a better way using Final Cut Pro, and or Live Type for
    the Mac, however, I've done rolls this way before "templates".. so, old
    habits are hard to break.. especially since they work well. :)

    I've used Premiere 6.5, and it had a credit roll.. Are you sure there's
    no credit roll in Premiere Pro? Hard to believe.. Premiere has much
    better lower thirds than FCP has too, IMHO.

    Let me know if you had compatibility problems opening that file and
    seeing it? Always like to know these differences between PC and Mac for
    educational reasons.

    Richard Ragon, Jun 24, 2004
  5. Frank Vuotto

    Frank Vuotto Guest

    Well yes, there is a credit roll but there is no way I could find to
    do the two columns with fixed space. It's right, left or center
    Works great, no problem with Windows Illustrator CS.

    Thanks Muchly
    Frank Vuotto, Jun 24, 2004
  6. Excellent.

    I just thought of something. Since your working with Premiere Pro, I'll
    bet that you can modify that credit roll, and import it straight into
    Premiere Pro. The same way you can import photos and such, and just use
    the motion to scroll it in Premiere. You can cut out a step (After
    Effects) if you can do that.

    Good luck on it.

    Richard Ragon, Jun 25, 2004
  7. Frank Vuotto

    Frank Vuotto Guest

    That's exactly what I did. I've found that with PP there is no longer
    much need for After Effects.

    Frank /~ http://newmex.com/f10
    Frank Vuotto, Jun 25, 2004
  8. Ouch.. don't say that! :)

    For things like a simple movements, sure. While I've played with
    multiple post production software, nothing comes close to what AE can do.

    Richard Ragon, Jun 25, 2004
  9. Frank Vuotto

    Strutter Guest

    Premiere Pro's titler is sucky at best! God the number of problems it's
    caused for me!

    For anything even semi-stylish or creative - use After Effects. If you you
    use paragraph text, you should be able to achieve left text right justified,
    and right text left justified with ease.

    Hope this helps.
    Strutter, Jun 29, 2004
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