74 Add a Title to the Start of Your Movie

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Before You Begin

72 About Titles and Credits

73 Create Movie Titles

See Also

79 Add Special Effects to Titles and Credits

The location of your titles determines how you apply them and where they appear on the timeline. If you want to add a title at the beginning of your movie, as you might with a movie title and opening credits, the title appears differently depending on whether you view the storyboard or timeline:

  • Storyboard ” A title before your movie appears as the storyboard's first clip

  • Timeline ” A title before your movie appears as the first clip on the timeline's Video track

  1. Click to Show Storyboard

    Click the Show Storyboard button to display the storyboard if the timeline currently appears. Beginning titles are often easier to review on the storyboard than on the timeline.

  2. Select Tools, Titles and Credits

    Start the title process by selecting Titles and Credits from the Tools menu.

  3. Click to Add Title to Movie's Beginning

    Because you want to add the title to the beginning of the movie, click Add title at the beginning of the movie . Movie Maker opens the Enter Text for Title dialog box.

  4. Type Primary Text

    Type the title's primary text that appears as a title above any subtitle text you enter.

  5. Type Secondary Text

    Type the title's secondary text that appears as a subtitle beneath the title.

  6. Click to Change Font

    Click the Change the text font and color option if you want to modify the text style or color ( see 73 Create Movie Titles ).

  7. Click to Add Title



    Drag the line that divides the storyboard from the Contents pane toward the top of your screen to increase the size of the storyboard clips if you have difficulty reading all the text on the storyboard's first clip.

    Place the title at the beginning of your movie by clicking the option labeled Done, add title to movie .

  8. Review Title Clip

    The title appears at the start of your storyboard. The title and subtitle show in the first clip. You can click to select the title clip and preview the title in the Monitor pane.

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Digital Video with Windows XP in a Snap
Digital Video with Windows XP in a Snap
ISBN: 0672325691
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 169
Authors: Greg Perry

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