Adobe Digital Video Curriculum Guide – Module 9
Adobe Digital Video
Creating Text: Using the Title Designer
Onscreen text helps tell your story. Using a location super (superimposed text) sets the scene and saves the
narration for other relevant points. Displaying an interviewee's name and title at the bottom of the screen
reminds viewers who this person is. Using onscreen bulleted points reinforces the message your students are
trying to get across, or gives your students’ productions a title screen or rolling credits at the end.
Adobe® Premiere® Pro's Title Designer is such a full-featured product that you might never fully tap its potential.
With the Title Designer, you can create simple text, rolling credits, and colorful shapes. You can use any font
stored on your PC, and your text can be any color (or multiple colors), any degree of transparency, and darned
near any shape. Using the Path tool, you can place your text on the most convoluted curved line you can
imagine. The Title Designer is an engaging and powerful tool. Anything you create in the Title Designer, you can
save as a clip and use in any project.
At the end of this lesson, students will have learned about:
• Using supers to tell their stories
• Using a template to examine properties
• Creating text
• Adding motion and putting their text on a path
• Creating geometric objects
Using Supers to Help Tell Your Story
Consider this opening sequence: A telephoto shot of scorched desert sand with rippling heat distorting the
scene. Desiccated, lifeless sagebrush. A lizard slowly seeking shade beneath a small stone. And a small plume of
dust in the distance. Attention-getting stuff.
Now a narrator intones, "The summer heat beats down on the Bonneville Salt Flats." Effective. But what might
work better is a super (onscreen text)—something such as Bonneville Salt Flats. Then, as the plume of dust
moves toward the camera, add another super: Speed Trials—Summer 2003. Then a rocket-shaped vehicle
screams through the scene.