Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a lower third, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
A lower third is a graphic element that lives on the bottom third of the screen…and is usually used to identify the speaker.…There are always a lot of creative choices when you do graphics, but in this…case, we've already established a nice clean look with our title.…So my goal is going to be to create something very similar to match this.…In order to do that, it's quite tempting to duplicate this on the timeline and…then start to edit on the copy.…
You can't do that in Elements, however, because if you copy and paste, those two…pieces will be linked and changes that you do to one will also affect the other.…So although it's tempting, we do have to start from scratch to make a…new graphic element.…However, since my goal is to match styles, I am now going to recreate a couple…of those style steps.…You'll remember that I found a pre- built style over here that I liked for…its drop shadow, and then I went a step further to change the font and to…make it bold.…
So now I've matched the style of the title card. I think it's going to need a…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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