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Music Video Speed slider: Controls total time onscreen Direction control: Left, right If you've ever seen a music video on MTV or VH1, you'll recognize this effect instantly. It places the block of text you've typed--a short paragraph of it, anyway--into the lower-left or lower-right corner of the screen, depending on which directional arrow you select. The authenticity of this effect is unassailable. It looks exactly like the credits that appear at the beginning of actual music videos. Be careful not to make the type too small, though, especially for videos you intend to distribute by email or on the Web. Tip: The Music Video title is one of the most useful text styles, as it's the only iMovie text style that gives you complete freedom over placement of your text. You can make your title appear off-center, in any corner of the frame, and so on. The trick is to use "white space" to position the text. By pressing the Space bar before typing each line, you can push your text to the middle or right side of the frame; by pressing Return after the text, you can force the text upward to the middle or top of the frame. Combine these techniques with the left/right directional buttons for various wacky placement effects. The iMovie Titles Catalog Music Video Scrolling Here they are: four variations of the closing-credits effect that wraps up every Hol- lywood movie you've ever seen. It creates what the pros call a roll--text that slides up the screen from the bottom, as though on an endless roll of clear plastic, showing the names of the characters and the actors who played them. Rolling Credits, Rolling Centered Credits These effects give you text pairs, like Director/Steven Speilberg and Writer/Robert Towne, or character name/actor name. (The Rolling Credits effect is identical to the Rolling Centered Credits except for the formatting; that is, instead of straddling an invisible "gutter" of empty space, the two columns are separated by a dotted line.) chapter7:titles,captions,andcredits 205