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An opening title scene

Postby mercythrill » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:57 pm

This isn't a very complicated special effect question, but I wasn't sure where else to put it.

I want to do some nice simple blurbs leading up the video. Short and sweet. Maybe three, separate lines of text on a blank background.

Thing is, I've always sucked at fonts.

So I guess I'm asking for a little spoon-feeding. f I wanted to go for a nice, simplistic format, what would be the best way to go?

Black background? White font? Times New Roman? Something fancy? Scrolling? Crawling?

I was able to do 4 minutes of video with (relative) ease about the story I was trying to tell. This stupid intro, however, has me stumped. I'll take basic, beginner tips if you got 'em. And thanks.

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Postby Brad » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:54 pm

Honestly, I've always had a soft spot for plain ol' Helvetica (or Arial, though its a more limited family). 16 pt Helvetica Bold with negative tracking is hawt.
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Postby trythil » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:44 am

I second Helvetica, and I'd also like to suggest Presence.

I'd like to know, however, if you can supply some information about your video's setting and theme(s). Typography can go a long, long way in a supporting role.

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Postby Kitsuner » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:50 am

AtomX wrote:Honestly, I've always had a soft spot for plain ol' Helvetica (or Arial, though its a more limited family). 16 pt Helvetica Bold with negative tracking is hawt.

What do you mean by "negative tracking"?
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Postby Kristyrat » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:26 am

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Postby Brad » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:52 am

Hehe Thinking With Type was our textbook in Digital Typography :P There were actually several things in there that I didn't personally agree with. I think negative tracking can be perfectly acceptable in certain situations (in the example shown, it's a large body of text, and in that case, of course it shouldn't be used. With my example, it'd primarily be used for something like a heading, which can look really nice with the tracking tightened up some, provided that the kerning is all even and the characters have at least SOME breathing room).
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Postby Minion » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:05 pm

looks good to me.
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Postby ZephyrStar » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:08 pm

x3 on Helvetica...I also like Futura, ITC Avant Garde, and Kabel

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Postby Koopiskeva » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:45 pm

comic sans 4 lyfe. |:
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Koopiskeva wrote:comic sans 4 lyfe. |:

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Postby Kionon » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:07 am

IMPACT.

Looks official and shit.

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Postby Shui » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:07 am

Just take the :

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Postby RosenRed » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:59 am

<a>Deep Into The Rabbit Hole...</a>

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Postby mirkosp » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:56 pm

RosenRed wrote:Ban Comic Sans

:lol:

:shock: spread it!!!

About the font. Heh, I don't know if it would fit your amv, but I do love the Jenkins V2. :wink:

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Postby RosenRed » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:38 am

Heh, :lol:

Jokes aside, it really is a matter of personal aesthetics... unless you 've been studying typography or design or something similar... but then again you wouldn't ask...

The thing is that the font you choose has to match somehow the general theme of your video. For example if you 've done a scary, dark vid, you could choose a close-to-gothic font, or in case your vid is closer to comedy a funnier font.

Now, about static or animated intro, well perhaps you could do a little bit of both, having the amv title static throughout the intro, while the info (anime, song etc) could scroll into place...Hope it hepled
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