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Revising the title

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Editing as with writing is all about revision, revision, revision. Effects and titles need revision too, so in this movie we'll take a look at how to bring the title back into Marquee so we can work on it some more. I showed this title to my producer and the feedback was that my shape should go across the entire lower part of the screen. My text for Artistic Director should match the yellow of the text here. Everything should be right justified on the right side of the shape because we are just a little bit too close to his face here.

Revising the title

Editing as with writing is all about revision, revision, revision. Effects and titles need revision too, so in this movie we'll take a look at how to bring the title back into Marquee so we can work on it some more. I showed this title to my producer and the feedback was that my shape should go across the entire lower part of the screen. My text for Artistic Director should match the yellow of the text here. Everything should be right justified on the right side of the shape because we are just a little bit too close to his face here.

So I'm going to bring this back into Marquee to make those revisions. I'm parked on my title. I have V2 selected. I'll go ahead into my Effect Editor and choose Edit Title. We'll make these revisions right here in Marquee. So I'm just going to drag the shape across the entire lower part of the screen. Do a little bit of resizing here and we want to make the Artistic Director text a little bit more yellow so I'm going to take my gradient and have the left part be yellow.

We'll go ahead and drag them to the right side of the object and I'm just going to do a little bit more tweaking here. Resize the top just a little bit. We'll see how the producer likes this title. So I am going to go ahead and save this out. Close Marquee. It will ask me if I'd like to save it to the bin. I choose OK.

It brings up the Effect Editor and as you remember, I didn't resize this title which is applied right here. So in most cases that's great, but in this case, because I want this object to go across the entire lower part of the screen, I am going to resize this back to 100. So I just click on my parameter slider, type in 100 on my numeric keypad, Enter. I'm going to reposition the whole thing. We'll go ahead and take this to the producer and see how he likes the revisions.

Let's play through and see how we like it. (Male speaker: Drosselmeyer and Mini-Meyer and that's one of the themes in the story is like...) Hopefully, the producer will like it. As you see, being flexible with title creation is a great strength of Media Composer and Marquee. It's really nice to be able to go back and forth seamlessly as you continue to hone and tweak your title creations.

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Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 27s
  2. 22m 59s
    1. Understanding clips and media files
      2m 34s
    2. Understanding the Select Project window
      5m 40s
    3. Working in the Project window
      5m 35s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 13s
    5. Saving and backing up
      3m 57s
  3. 50m 15s
    1. Using the Composer Monitor and the timeline
      6m 32s
    2. Adding shots using Splice
      5m 57s
    3. Adding shots using Overwrite
      7m 2s
    4. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 31s
    5. Using Extract/Splice Segment Mode to switch shots in the timeline
      5m 1s
    6. Using Lift/Overwrite Segment Mode to move shots in the timeline
      5m 59s
    7. Using direct timeline manipulation
      4m 6s
    8. Using subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    9. Adding and patching video tracks
      7m 19s
  4. 26m 39s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 42s
    2. Using A-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      7m 59s
    3. Using B-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      5m 41s
    4. Using Dual-Roller Trim to refine video
      6m 5s
    5. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      3m 12s
  5. 24m 8s
    1. Using the J-K-L keys for navigation
      4m 15s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      6m 26s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Sorting and sifting clips
      7m 23s
  6. 20m 38s
    1. J-K-L trimming
      4m 11s
    2. On-the-fly trimming
      7m 18s
    3. Advanced trim methods: Slip mode
      5m 18s
    4. Advanced trim methods: Slide mode
      3m 51s
  7. 21m 33s
    1. Using the Audio tool to read audio levels
      6m 18s
    2. Using the Audio Mixer to adjust audio level and pan
      8m 27s
    3. Keyframing audio for intra-segment audio adjustments
      6m 48s
  8. 55m 23s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      5m 19s
    2. Using the Effects palette and the Effects Editor
      5m 21s
    3. Keyframing segment effects
      6m 0s
    4. Using nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 49s
    5. Saving effects templates
      5m 34s
    6. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 53s
    7. Using the Picture-in-Picture effect
      6m 41s
    8. Creating basic motion effects
      5m 55s
    9. Using Timewarp
      5m 56s
    10. Using the Color effect
      3m 55s
  9. 9m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      5m 58s
    2. Rendering tracks
      3m 50s
  10. 20m 30s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 8s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      5m 34s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      4m 42s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      3m 27s
    5. Correcting color automatically
      3m 39s
  11. 29m 16s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      6m 52s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      4m 23s
    3. Using title templates
      2m 40s
    4. Bringing a title into Media Composer
      3m 42s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 49s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      4m 40s
    7. Using Auto-Titler
      4m 10s
  12. 22m 3s
    1. Using the Capture tool
      5m 7s
    2. Capturing footage
      4m 26s
    3. Batch-capturing
      4m 46s
    4. Adjusting settings for import
      5m 7s
    5. Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports
      2m 37s
  13. 16m 54s
    1. Understanding deletion types and cases
      3m 51s
    2. Performing bin deletion
      3m 17s
    3. Understanding the Media tool
      6m 17s
    4. Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives
      3m 29s
  14. 15m 31s
    1. Understanding media delivery types
      2m 28s
    2. Preparing a sequence for digital cut to print to tape
      2m 48s
    3. Performing a digital cut
      5m 8s
    4. Exporting a QuickTime movie or QuickTime reference
      5m 7s
  15. 14m 39s
    1. Solving the offline media problem
      3m 58s
    2. Re-linking media
      2m 19s
    3. Solving Avid settings corruption
      4m 35s
    4. Using the Avid Attic to find and retrieve bins
      3m 47s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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