Final Cut Pro has revolutionized the world of desktop video editing. Now it's set to do the same for title sequences. Every great filmmaker knows that good titles set the tone and stamp an identity, and with Final Cut Pro and the bundled LiveType application, Apple has given you the tools to produce them. This book will teach you how to create professional looking openers, spectacular credits, and eye-grabbing captions. Packed with advice, tips, and practical projects, Creative Titling with Final Cut Pro is a one-stop guide to making titles with serious impact. Since its first release, Final Cut Pro has been the most powerful video-editing package on the Mac. Only now, however, does it have the titling tools to match. In Creative Titling with Final Cut Pro, Diannah Morgan teaches you how to use these tools to produce title sequences that add class to a corporate video or give movies a Hollywood sheen. The introduction runs through the basic theory of titling, covering the approaches taken in film and TV with real-world examples and clear explanations. Chapter one explores the art of title design, from what makes good titles, to trends in titling, to the basics of layout, timing, and motion. Chapter two looks at how titling works in Final Cut Pro, before going in-depth with LiveType. Explore the world of animated fonts and cool effects, learn about templates, and see how it all fits together. Chapter three introduces Boris Calligraphy, the bundled plug-in that makes 3D titles a cinch. Chapter four takes your titles to the Final Cut Pro timeline, projects that help you take control of motion, and layers and effects with confidence. Chapter five shows how Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop an awesome titling team, then Chapter six details putting the final package together, including audio.