Chapter 11. Creating Backgrounds for Video

While the video world often constrains itself to an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9, the real world does not. When you’re incorporating photos, type, and logos into your video, there is often empty space. Some people choose to leave this area empty (or filled with black). Now, I like the color black more than most people—in fact, half my wardrobe is gray, charcoal, or black—but even I admit that black can be pretty boring for video.

Backgrounds should match the mood of the piece. Don’t just tile the client’s logo.

To combat the boredom of black, you can wallpaper the screen. You may choose to fill the screen ...

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