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Anne Davis
Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
on Aug 10, 2014 at 5:12:22 pm

My documentary will be screening as part of a film festival in a commercial movie theater.
I'm concerned that the title cards, lower thirds and end credits (single card and scrolling) that I
created in Final Cut Pro 6 will look too big on a movie theater sized screen.

I can later re-size the titles for tv, streaming, dvd, distribution if I'm lucky enough to need to do that.

After searching some forums my questions are:

Any recommended font sizes for title cards, lower thirds, end credits (scrolling and single cards)?

Is it okay to boldface the font selected or will that create problems?

Is it the best practice to include 10% gray in the title versus 100% white? If so, how do I achieve
this in Final Cut Pro 6?

Thanks for your help!


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Shane Ross
Re: Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
on Aug 11, 2014 at 3:55:45 am

In my experience, the text size for subtitles is exactly the same for theaters as it is for TV. In FCP, it varies depending on font used, but is between 18 and 32 point.

Shane
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Andreas Kiel
Re: Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:11:23 pm

For Cinema you can leave the color to white.
You should add an outline to your subtitles.
Like Shane said you have to look at the font you are using. Each font can display in a different size. Use a font without serif like Arial or Helvetica. Don't use bold style. Different from Shane I would recommend sizes between 24 and 32 for subtitles.
With Cinema don't use the title safe area, use the action safe area.

With cards and credits it's your decision what looks good.

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