MacMost Now 410: Creating iMovie Credits Sequences

Learn different ways to create iMovie credits sequences using the titles feature. You can do more than just scrolling credits by stringing along sets of single-name titles or using images.

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    lauren eisen
    9 years ago

    gary, i have been subscribed to your podcasts for quite a while now. i always find them to the point and informative. when i get the macmost newsletter on thursdays, i check out the video tutorials and even if i think they’re not applicable to me or that i already know what you’re talking about, i have learned to watch them because i always learn something new. i’m glad the timing of them is on the short side and not a committment. i think you hit on
    great subjects and i really enjoy every one. your delivery is easy to listen to as well. thank you for a great podcast.
    lauren eisen
    stamford, ct

    Jay
    9 years ago

    Gary, I like your videos, vary helpful. Need help on rolling credits…I have used Pinnacle in Windows that allowed me to take a snap shot of the last credit as it hit the middle of the frame, let it stay there for 5 seconds and then let it slowly fade away. How can I do that in iMovie 09?
    Also I was able to use picture in picture in the credits showing out-takes on the left side while the credits rolled on the right side. Can this be done in iMovie 09
    Thanks, Jay

      9 years ago

      Not sure about the first one. I don’t think it can be done easily. You’d have to experiment.
      As for the second, I would just do the picture-in-picture sequence as you want, and then add scrolling credits over it. It should work fine.

    Caroline
    9 years ago

    Do you know how to get a picture to come up with the title panel? I can’t seem to figure it out….

      9 years ago

      It depends on exactly what result you are looking for.

    Jorge Ibáñez
    9 years ago

    Dear Mr. Rosenzweig,
    I am writing to you as I have a kitchenware online store and I would like to add videos to shoe or demonstrate the products.
    Many of my suppliers already have videos made, they which will save me a great deal of time but on the flip side they do not look corporate to my company, also f course each one has different corporate logos, which they feature at the beginning and at the end of them. Of course the themes and corporate attitude between them varies dramatically. So my aim is to give them a homogenize look that will fit our parameters and give the “corporate fill” that I want for us
    So I have decided to create a common opening and a common closing for them. As well as put our logo (semi transparent) in one of the corners .
    I have seen your very helpful video on how to create IMovie templates, as well as the one on Creating Semi-Transparent Overlays for iMovie.
    I will like to create an effect at the beginning of the videos similar to what you have when the different products from Aplle just slide from one side to the other but I have no idea of how to do so.
    Could you give me any pointers or recommend me one of your videos.
    My gratitude in advance.
    Jorge

      9 years ago

      That’s just the Cover Flow effect in the Mac Finder. I put a bunch of images in a folder, open up that folder in the Finder using Cover Flow view, and flip through them. I screen capture that and crop it.

        Jorge Ibáñez
        9 years ago

        Thank you so much, It is a great simle idea, but wont work for me as I need a white background, any sugestions on that end?
        Best regards,
        Jorge

          9 years ago

          You’ll need to use animation software or motion graphics software then. And then build it as an animation. No easy way — skills and effort, that’s all.

    Jorge Ibáñez
    9 years ago

    Thank you for you help and for all the great info posted!
    Jorge

    Al Meeks
    8 years ago

    Great videos Gary .
    I am trying to learn to use I-movie more effectively but because I do not know some button sequences for say, importing video..I get this yellow box around all the clip and what shuts this off ?) is their a tutorial to read on the function keys to use in I-movie ??
    thanks
    Al

      8 years ago

      A yellow border just means something is selected. Are you talking about iMovie keyboard shortcuts? Just go through the menus and look at all the keyboard alternatives.

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