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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
Now once you have completely cut your program, the last thing you want to do before you export it to tape is probably add credits, or credit roll, and this is really easy to do in Premiere Pro. So here we have our final show that we created, and if you want, feel free to scrub through and watch it on your own, but I'm just going to go the last couple of seconds and play the Out Point. (video playing) So now all the hard work of the cast and crew needs to be recognized, and we're going to create a credit roll.
Once again, you can go to Title > New Title, and instead of choosing Default Still, you can choose Default Roll. Now you can also do a crawl, and a crawl is basically what goes from left to right or right to left across the screen. Sometimes you see them when thunderstorms are in your area, but most of the time you will be making credit rolls, but just realize you use the same techniques that we'll be learning under creating a default roll to create a default crawl. When you select a Default Roll, of course you will see the same new title dialog box that we've seen in the earlier movies. Go ahead and make sure that you rename it End Credits and press OK.
As you see, it looks exactly the same as the previous times we've seen this tool, but I want you to do something different to start. Instead of choosing the Type tool, I'm going to actually have you choose the Area Type tool to select the area where you want your credits to roll from. So for instance, if you only want them to be in the left side of the screen and you want to run some video over here, you can control that by creating a box to put your text in instead of typing your text. Now I don't like to type, and I don't like to type because of one thing, I tend to make typos, so I always have my producer of the client send me a list to put in my credit rolls.
And as a matter of fact, I also have them send me a list of all the people's names for the lower-thirds. So I'm just going to go ahead and hide Premiere for just a moment, and as you see, I have a list of credits that the client sent me as a simple RTF document. You can find the same document in the exercise folders along with the projects for creating titles. All I have to do is select everything. I'm going to copy it, which is Command+C on a Macintosh and Ctrl+C on Windows, step back into Premiere, and simply Command+V or Ctrl+V on Windows to paste.
Now as we see, everything looks a little bit big, and I really don't see everybody's hard work. So you can use a lot of the same tools that you used before. I can go ahead and scale it down. You notice as I scale it down it wraps, and I can actually now see if it's on one line or two lines. So in this case, I think what I'm going to do is go ahead and select and stretch my box out and really take advantage of the entire title safe area. And now I can make my text bigger or smaller and see where it fits.
Now this is justified left, so I'm going to click on one of these buttons here and the obvious one would be Justify Center, I'm getting closer to where I want it to be, and I can leave it wider if I wanted to, I could change the color to say yellow, but I think white is really nice for what we have, and this is one of the tricks you need to know. I want to stretch this box out to make sure that I get everybody's name in it. So if you don't stretch it out, it doesn't know there are names below that, so now I've listed everybody's names, I've positioned it where I want it to be, and I'm almost ready to send it back into the application.
Now this will look nice against a black background, but if I'm going to roll these credits over footage or something else that might have a lighter background. Keep in mind that you may want to--if you didn't change the color--put an outline or a shadow on this. If you know you are going to go over a black background, this is great--and by the way, if you discover there is a problem you can always go back and select the Text tool, and if there was a typo, you can always change it so you're not locked into what you just cut and pasted.
Now before we send it back, I'm going to click over here on the Roll/Crawl Options, and I get a dialog box, and for the most part we can leave it the way it is. As a matter of fact, I can even modify this after the fact and say, you know, something needed it to be a crawl, needed it to be a still, but we are going to leave it as Roll. But what I really like is for timing for the credits to start off screen and for them to end off screen. And I can also control if I wanted to ease it in a little bit, so we'll put an Ease-In of about 15, press OK, and we are going to go ahead and close this.
And you'll see that our End Credits are now an element inside our Project panel. And double-click, open them up, make a change if I wanted to, but I'm ready to bring them into the Timeline. I simply grab, drag, and drop. Let's hit the Spacebar and watch our credit roll. Now it's absolutely perfect if you were a speed reader or you didn't want people to know who really worked on the show, but I think it's a little fast for the real world. To slow it down, simply grab the edge, and the longer you make this piece of media, the slower it will roll. Let's watch it again.
(video playing) That's a lot easier to read. It takes a little bit of a long time to come on, and that's because I made one change--which I'm going to change back--which is the ease-in. Let's bring that back to 0, and we'll ease out at 0. Making a change is really simple with the Title tool.
(video playing) And there you go. You see the full title tool. If I wanted to put it over a background, I can simply move it up a level, choose a nice background shot. I really love that time lapse animation of the San Francisco Airport, so I'm going to just throw that underneath. But the point I'm trying to show here is that your crawl is over a transparent background so you can choose after the fact whether you want it over black or over an image.
Creating credit rolls are really easy, the trick is type up your list in a document and just copy and paste when you're ready to roll.
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