Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a roll, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Working with Type (2014).
- If you need to do something like credits, Premier Pro does offer the ability to add a roll. Simply choose title, new title, default role, and click okay. This will add the text in. Now take the area text tool and define the left and right margins. As you type, it's pretty easy to modify things, including adjusting the size, the font, and any other properties.
I recommend that you adjust the leading, so there's a bit of extra space between each line. As you reach the bottom, it will eventually wrap. As we continue to type, it eventually starts to wrap. Now, you may find me to adjust the size here.
So, if you grab that handle and pull, you see you can keep going. Now, this particular title is spread out a bit. Let's increase the leading slightly. If you see this plus symbol, it's indicating something is cut off. So, in that case, make sure you drag until all the text is revealed.
All right, there's all that text. Now if we close this and place it into our overall project here, you'll notice that the tile looks like a movie clip. This drops it in. What you need to think about is the overall placing. So, in this particular case, I'm going to go to the top of the title here, and play with this just a bit. What I want to do is pull this so it's off screen.
Now, you'll notice that it adjust, but you might need to adjust the overall timing to get on. As you make those adjustments, you'll see that it effects things within the clip. Now, you can choose to manually override this by using some of the controls, or if you take a look here, you'll notice that you do have some flexibility.
Once you have the text to where you want it, you're going to want to open up the options. Right here is a button that opens up the crawl options. What you'll want to do is tell it start off screen and end off screen. This also allows you to put a little bit of ease if you'd like to have it ramp up and ease out. Now, it's a movie. You'll see it here in the panel. If you drag that in, it'll automatically start off the screen, and because I told it to go off the screen at the end, it does.
If I drag this out to a new duration, you'll notice that the same animation occurs, but the title slows down a bit. In this case, it moves at a slower pace. That works well. This gives you a simple rolling title. To control the overall duration, just drag the duration of the clip, and that will effect the total speed.
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