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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Avid Media Composer. The course explains how to build sequences, mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, manage and output media, capture and import footage, and troubleshoot common post-production issues.
Editing, as with writing, is all about 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. All right, so my title is in my sequence, but my producer gave me some feedback that we need to change the font and the gradient. So I'm just going to click on the Effect Editor if I'm parked on it right here in the sequence, and then I'm going to click on Edit Title. This is going to reopen Marquee, and here's my title, and I can work on it a little bit further.
All right, so the font for the show is actually Cambria, so we need to change it from Arial to Cambria. And we'll switch this one as well. I'm just typing in Cam so it'll snap me right to the Cambria within a list of choices. And my producer wasn't too thrilled about this gradient, so I'm going to disable the gradient, and let's go ahead and darken this color just a little bit.
I'll go ahead into my base color and choose this darker pink here. We'll go ahead and also disable the gradient here and leave that white. We still have our line that goes from pink to white with a red shadow, and we'll just lengthen this just slightly, and we'll see how this one works out, as far as working in our sequence. So I'm going to go ahead and close Marquee.
I'll just click on the red X in the corner. And I'm going to go ahead and save this to my bin by clicking on Save to Bin, and I'm going to close my Effect Editor here. You'll notice that my title is now loaded in the Source monitor and it's also replaced in my sequence. So I automatically have the revision plugged right into my sequence, and let's go ahead and play to see how we like it. (Female speaker: Things that matter, and that's the music, the dance floor, and your partner, and you just forget every--) All right, so we'll take that to the producer and see what the comments are, and if there's more suggestions for revision, it's really easy to go right back into Marquee and make those adjustments.
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