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Chapter 5. Editing Techniques > Create Titles and Credits

5. Create Titles and Credits

Titles are text screens that convey information such as the title of the video, closing credits, locations, and the names and positions held of people appearing onscreen. Virtually all video editors have built-in titling functions that are easy to use and generally well-documented. Here we’ll address implementation details like choosing a font, its size and color; where to place your titles within the video screen; and how long those titles should remain onscreen.

When producing titles, you need to consider several factors; some are mechanical and some are artistic. I’ll list them here in order of importance, and discuss each point in detail below.


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