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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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How We Do

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In addition to the standard title and info screens we used, we also used graphic text elements to highlight some of the key aspects of the program. Editor/Visual FX artist, Giga Shane, always used movement to bring text onto or off the screen. Hardly anything just fades in. Every graphic in this piece slides, pops, or otherwise comes seamlessly in and out of the frame. One amateur mistake I see often is just getting a little too happy with the text effects and overdoing it. Don’t use every other text FX on the list just because it’s there and looks cool. Use it because it’s appropriate for the look, tone, and subject matter ...

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