WANT TO TAKE YOUR VIDEOS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
Learn how easy it is to create and add title cards, lower thirds, watermarks, sidebars, and other elements to your videos using the tools you already have.
This FREE mini-course covers all the basics you need to move your videos up to the next level.
Video Creators and Editors, Instructors, Educators, Online Course Creators, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Students
StartRead Me First
Preview01 Introduction (0:49)
Start02 What is a Title? (2:56)
Start03 The Many Uses of Titles (2:48)
Start04 Creating Basic Titles (2:04)
Start05 Title Tricks (4:23)
Start06 Title Movement (4:34)
Start07 Using Video in Titles (1:31)
Start08 Conclusion (0:54)
StartComments and Feedback
"Thank you! I was tickled to find out where the term "key frame" comes from. I realize now that not knowing that was bugging me, but not enough to go and look it up, but it makes so much sense, especially since we talk about "animating" titles.
"The other thing that for me was (or will be) very precious was the idea of creating a title and/or background image outside of the editor, developing it in Word or Google, then bringing it in. I use Final Cut X, but my computer is very unhappy (getting old) when creating titles within the program, so the idea of creating a .png somewhere else may give me some peace of mind. The wheels are turning.
"I like how you are very matter-of-fact, and you project the message not your ego. I feel I have learned a lot from your videos. I'm always looking forward to the next one!" -- Sigrid
"Thank you so much for this great little course! You have helped to build a solid foundation for me -- so many other courses and tutorials start swimming half-way across the river you are trying to get over instead of at the dang shore you are departing from. Your teaching is simple, clear, and elegant." -- Phil
"This was a really well made and thought out basic course. Thank you. I wish there had been something like this a few years ago when I was first struggling to learn editing." -- David
"I can't believe how much good information I picked up in a relatively short time. Thank you. I know I can put this to good use on my videos. I use Premiere Elements for editing and they don't make titles especially easy. I never would have thought about just creating images outside of the video editor and bringing them in. Thanks again. Well worth the cost of a couple cups of coffee. :)" -- Gene
"OMFG! I am half way through taking this free title course and no longer want to kill myself. Thanks for saving my life lol. This is a simple, straight forward and quality course. I can only imagine how awesome the paid content is (which I will purchase as soon as I can) I most certainly recommend and thank you Basic Filmmaker for taking the time to do this." - Athena
Hi, I'm Kevin, and many know me as the "Basic Filmmaker."
I really don't like talking about myself, but you probably want some creds, Cool. Here you go...
I run the Basic Filmmaker YouTube channel (among others) which has nearly 100,000 subscribers and growing rapidly every day. I'm proud to say on that channel alone, 4 million people the world over have watched nearly 15 million minutes of my instructional videos, and I have managed to answer and respond to every comment - over 25,000 and counting.
SHORT VERSION: I LOVE WHAT I DO, AND LOVE HELPING OTHERS.
For over 30 years, I've trained 10,000+ people on the basics of just about everything using a teaching method that is simple, effective, hands-on, and fun.
I like to have fun, I like humor, and use it liberally. Not everyone gets it. I also like smiley faces in my writing. :)
I've been able to maintain multiple careers in filmmaking, commercials, education, design, fundraising, music, and I am a published author.
Well, one book - more to come. :)
During my career(s), I was the President and Dean of a company's "university" which developed all internal and external courses and corporate training programs. I ran a successful company consulting and training CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, directors, and actors/actresses from over 13 different countries. I have contributed to the design and development of management, educational, and video editing software programs, and have completed over 1,000 training programs and internships.
I'm proud to have produced over 500 commercials, instructional videos, and non-profit fundraising properties which helped make millions of dollars.
SHORT VERSION: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. :)
I wish the education community would get this through its thick skull, and you can quote me:
"ANYONE has the ability to learn ANYTHING, no matter their background or education, as long as the educational standard is that the person can DO the thing being taught. ANYTHING ELSE IS UNACCEPTABLE."
SHORT VERSION: I'M IMPRESSED YOU READ ALL THIS. :)
I am glad you are here, I am glad you exist, and my help is yours.
KEVIN, the Basic Filmmaker
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