Monday, April 28, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Radial Gradient Experiment

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Adobe Premiere Pro's Title Designer has so many tools that it can be easy to overlook some that are less frequently used.

Gradients are available on type/shape face and inner/outer strokes and can be used in ways that aren't immediately obvious.  Today's template is an exercise in visualization.  The type and the shape have the same attributes for comparison purposes.  By altering the attributes already on the text, you can create some new looks that might utilize the gradient feature in ways you hadn't thought of before.

Pay special attention to the gradient 'repeat' property when you download today's S4T free template here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Easy Buttons

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Sometimes simplicity is strangely illusive.

Text in video projects can often be most effective when the design is less complex.
Simple text and simple shapes can often convert conjunctions and articles within titles that can seem awkward when you are struggling to determine whether to use smaller type sizes or italics or some other treatment to separate those words from the more significant words within your text.

Check out the example images for some usage ideas.

Download this S4T Free Title Template here.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Inspiration: MacGruber from Art of the Title

Satire...humor...explosions...and a Saturday Night Live pedigree.  The film 'MacGruber' has it all.
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The Art of the Title has the low down on how a movie that is, according to one Universal studio staffer,  " much better than it should be" came to well as its title sequence.

Check out the full story at the Art of the Title.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Post NAB Lower 3rd Week #5

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The TGIF installment of the Post NAB Lower 3rd Week.

Splitting this title into two titles and having the two components slide in from each side gives you a different look from your everyday lower 3rd.

Download this Premiere Pro Lower 3rd Template here.

Happy Post NAB Lower 3rd Week!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Post NAB Lower 3rd Week #4

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Continuing with Lower 3rd Week, we have this blue theme graphic.

Curved edges and blue color palette make this lower 3rd...well...different from other lower 3rds...we're fairly certain.

Add this to you collection of lower 3rd templates by downloading it here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Post NAB Lower 3rd Week #3

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For our 3rd installment in Lower 3rd Week, we've gone vegetarian.

With a wood-like typestyle and a green leafy background, you'll have the perfect identifier for your next zoo video...or safari project.

...or perhaps just your next spot for a theme restaurant.

Download L3rd #3 here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Post NAB Lower 3rd Week #1

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I had plans to post templates during NAB, but just didn't get enough time.

To make up for it, this week is officially the 2014 Post-NAB Lower 3rd Week.  We'll put up a Lower 3rd each weekday this week.

Download this rounded gray and tangerine number here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Inspiration: Top 5 Opening Credits of the Last 10 Years from High Fidelity Notes

It's always interesting to take a look at another "Top X Whatever" List and see what rises to the top. has an article on the Top 5 Opening Credits of the last decade.  Some you'll recognize and undoubtedly agree with...others might be a surprise.

Either way, check out the full article at