Help with Fonts
by Dave Potts on Jun 15, 2004 at 8:12:14 pm
I am seeking out some good advice regarding the use of fonts for broadcast motion graphics. I'm looking for something that delves a bit deeper than the usual "sans-serif fonts in a light color on a dark background work best for video..." I'm actually more curious to know if there are more advanced issues I need to consider such as the font formatting, the use of outlines, shadows, and other effects, and so on. I work for a university video production department and cable channel, and alot of the work we do tends to be fairly text intensive. If anyone has some good advice about specific resources, or even just sources of good fonts for broadcast use, I'd appreciate it.
Also, if anyone has a good tutorial on how to create a long line of repeating (looping) text in Combustion 3, or a "typed in" effect, I'd appreciate that, too.