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Stephen Barry
Creating faux closed captions
on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:26:41 am

I realize that there are many cc programs out there, but I am trying to create 'faux' closed captions embedded within a mockumentary I'm making about the Iraq war (the captions are plot-contingent, it's a long story lol). So my goal is to, line by line, create closed captions in which I can tailor the font style for different characters and color (yellow for Iraq, white for stateside); I have the entire CS3, and am using Premiere to edit my video. If anyone can offer a bit of wisdom it would be much appriciated, thanks!

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Paul Hennell
Re: Creating faux closed captions
on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:17:03 pm

As captions don't often require any real effects, this isn't that hard. In AE you'd just need to add a text layer above your video with the text tool.

To be honest though, if you're not an AE person, I'd recommend just using premiere's built-in titling tool. It does text just fine, will keep you all in one program, and will be easier to edit along with, as it's right there in the timeline.

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