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Design Clean and Professional Titles

Lesson 46 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

Design Clean and Professional Titles

Lesson 46 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

46. Design Clean and Professional Titles

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1 Introduction

1

Welcome to the Class

02:12
2

What Makes a Great Video

03:17
3

What Type of Video Should You Make

02:47

Chapter 2: Pre-production

4

Come up with a Great Video Ideas

05:05
5

Plan Your Video

03:30
6

The Pre-production Checklist

04:04

Chapter 3 Equipment - Our Suggestions for Getting Started

7

Does Equipment Matter

01:34
8

Our Recommended Cameras

06:00
9

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

04:37
10

Our Recommended Lighting Equipment

01:47
11

Our Recommended Editing Equipment

02:11
12

Our Recommended Drone Equipment

05:35
13

Quiz: Chapter 3

Chapter 4:Cinematography Basics

14

Exposing Your Shots

05:25
15

Compose Your Shots

04:25
16

Filming Yourself

01:09
17

Getting the Right Shot

03:43
18

Choose a Background

02:32
19

My Office Video Setup

02:54
20

Quiz: Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Tips for Shooting with Different Cameras

21

Exposing with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

06:31
22

Focus with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

02:35
23

Stabilize Your Shots

02:57
24

Know Your Lenses

03:18
25

Shoot with Your Smartphone

05:10
26

Shoot with Your Webcam

05:49
27

Record Great Screencast Videos

04:20
28

Tips for Better Drone Shots

04:06
29

Types of Drone Shots

01:43
30

Quiz: Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Audio Recording and Microphones

31

Choose the Right Microphone for Your Video

03:14
32

Record Better Audio in Any Environment

01:27
33

How to Use a Lavalier Microphone

02:47
34

How to Use a Shotgun Microphone

00:55
35

How to Record Audio with Your Computer

01:27
36

Quiz: Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Video Lighting

37

Why We Light

01:03
38

Use Natural Light

04:14
39

The 3-point Video Lighting Setup

07:26
40

Quiz: Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Editing Better Videos

41

Intro to Editing

02:15
42

The Post-production Process

07:50
43

Craft a Story with Editing

05:21
44

Improve Your Audio with Editing

06:34
45

Find and Add Music

05:12
46

Design Clean and Professional Titles

03:15
47

Increase Video Engagement with Calls to Action

01:29
48

Quiz: Chapter 8

Chapter 9: Get More Views - Publishing Your Video Online

49

Export the Best Quality Video for Online

02:54
50

Tips for Posting Online

05:28
51

Grow Your Youtube Channel

04:41
52

Quiz: Chapter 9

Chapter 10: Case Studies: Real-world Filmmaking

53

Case Study - Corporate Promo Videos with Ghirardelli Chocolate

08:54
54

Case Study - Event Videography with Major Lazer

08:39
55

Case Study - Documentary Films with Phil

14:24
56

Case Study - Shooting By Yourself

15:32
57

Case Study - Wedding Videography

08:37
58

Case Study - Phil's Livestream Setup

04:23

Chapter 11: Conclusion

59

Thank You

00:59

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Design Clean and Professional Titles

adding titles and graphics to your video can make it more engaging and help emphasize a point. You can also make your video more mobile friendly. Have you seen videos on facebook lately? A lot of the viral ones have titles subtitles or just graphical text throughout the entire video so that you can understand what's going on without hearing the audio. Here are my tips for better text graphics. One is to use clean sawn serif fonts. Sarah fonts have decorative flourishes on the ends of the strokes that don't show up nicely in video, especially if you have small text and they're more difficult for people to quickly read. So use songs. Sarah fonts like League Gothic, open songs. Avenir or Railway League Gothic is actually a free option that you can find online. Whereas Avenir is when you have to pay for the font and font squirrel are great places to find fun. Clean and professional fonts. Some of them you have to pay for to use in a commercial project though so make sure you read the fine ...

print tip number two is size matters understand what your distribution is. If you're putting your video online, make sure that your text is big enough, especially for mobile viewers. We've talked about this before with composing your shots but it's the same with text if people are watching on their mobile phone or even their tablet or if it's just on a web browser but in the small youtube player or on a tab that's in the bottom part of the screen. You want to make sure that the text is large enough. I love using small fonts and small text because it can be more cinematic, especially for documentaries and other films. But I only use those small fonts if the film will be showing on a bigger screen or at least full screen viewing when I'm creating and posting videos that I put on vimeo dot com. I generally know that the audience is more interested in paying full attention to that video and perhaps watching full screen. So in those instances I might use a smaller font size to be more cinematic. Otherwise I make it bold and big. My third tip is to make the text stand out and there's different ways to do this one is by using a color that stands out from the background. I usually just use white or black text and I put the white text over darker parts of a screen or the black text over lighter parts, colored text can look a little bit amateur and not as professional. Good in some cases if you're being more creative, but if you want color at a text box or color block behind your text. And this is another thing that you can do to make it stand out and what we've been doing in this course all along and if all else fails and you still can't easily read your text. Try adding a stroke a drop shadow effect or put the text on a separate title card. My last tip for better text graphics is to simplify to be short and concise. People don't watch videos to read a novel, so just include either the key words or short sentences and make sure that it's on the screen long enough for someone to read. Use these tips to make your text look more professional and your videos more engaging.

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