Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating multiple titles and lower thirds, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Once your documentary is ready to go, you'll want to add titles.…Now, by far, the most common type of title for a documentary is the lower-third, which…is a title that identifies a speaker.…Depending on your workflow, you may send your titles to be created by a motion graphics…expert who might use a third-party program like Adobe After Effects, and then you just…import the titles during the final phase of the edit, and that's fine.…However, there is a nice titling and graphics program right insight Media Composer called…Avid Marquee that allows you to mass create your titles.…
So that's what I want to show you.…All right, so I have my sequence here, and it's ready for titles, and I want to open…up marquee, so I'm going to go to Tools > Title tool Application, and there are Two Title Tools in Marquee.…There is the Title Tool, it's very, very basic rudimentary editor, and then there's Marquee.…So I'm going to choose that.…And I can create my title from scratch, that's totally okay.…If you want basic marquee instruction, you can check out my Media Composer Essentials course.…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Exploring the documentary postproduction process
- Organizing footage and using searching techniques
- Setting up and using digital transcripts
- Building sequences and scenes to form the rough cut
- Adding effects to repair and enhance footage
- Fine-tuning the sequence to reach picture lock
- Receiving feedback
- Finishing the film with titles, color correction, and professional audio