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iMovie® '09 & iDVD® '09® For Dummies® by Michael Cohen, Dennis Cohen

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Chapter 9. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects

No matter how wonderful your footage or how compelling your movie's message, you still want to introduce your opus in the best possible manner. The textual introduction of your movie's title, possible text effects to set various scenes, the visual segue from one scene to the next, and visual effects to set or enhance a mood are all post-production activities that have stood the test of time. iMovie provides you with all these capabilities in its customary easy-to-use way. In this chapter, we show you what you can do with titles, transitions, and visual effects, and how to do it.

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Working with Titles

The word titles is such an unassuming term to cover the broad range of textual adornment iMovie provides. Whether you're looking for a static white-on-black title still, rolling credits, or scene captioning, iMovie provides you with a wealth of textual effects from which to choose.

Picking a title type

Picking a title type

When you display the Title Browser, you see something similar to Figure 9-1 (the selection of titles varies, depending upon the Theme you're using in your project). Thirty-two title presentations are always available, and they're the only ones you see ...

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