CHAPTER 13 GRAPHICS, TITLES AND ROSTRUM CAMERAS

Graphics

Most programs contain graphics of some kind. These may be complex animations or they may be simply name supers or captions superimposed over a talking head to identify them and their role, position or function. There is an important principle to understand for any graphics containing text.

Title Safe

We’ve already seen how you have to allow for domestic cut-off when framing a shot. This applies even more when you are designing graphics and positioning name supers. Most graphics and edit / monitors have a switchable grid that can appear on the screen to show you what is known as the title safe area. It looks something like this:

Text that is going to appear on the screen should be placed ...

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