Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Type terms 101, part of Learning Typography for Video Editors.
- [Male speaker] So the first thing that we should look at…when we talk about type terms 101 is the difference…between a typeface and a font.…They used to be separate things,…and now they are often used interchangeably.…What you should note is that typeface is a family of fonts.…And just below here are a series of different typefaces…that have have multiple fonts contained within them.…So, when we talk about a font, this actually only…used to apply to different sizes of a typeface.…
But now we can say it's the…variation of weights within a typeface,…or it could be also referred to as styles.…So as an example here, here is Playfair Display.…In three different fonts, we have the…regular, bold, as well as the black.…So, this is a good thing to differentiate between…typeface and font, as we start to talk about type terms.…Now, moving forward, here is some basic terminology 101…that you should become familiar with.…First off, is what the baseline is.…
So, here is a baseline for the type that's in front of you.…And from this baseline, another important term…
- Conveying a message through type
- Type terminology
- Keeping your title safe
- Making type legible
- Automating lower thirds
- Designing titles
- Animating type
- Making 3D type
Skill Level Beginner
The basics of title design1m 16s
1. Title Essentials
2. Type in Video
3. Text in Motion
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