Hollywood Titles

When you need an arresting title sequence in a hurry and don’t have a motion graphics package at hand, you can create quite sophisticated-looking titles inside QLab. Combining the typography controls in the Text cue (in v3 this was called the Titles cue) with Video Effects and geometry properties, and animating these using Fade cues, can be very effective. In particular, changes in blur amounts and rotation, with rapid changes of scale, can give great results like this:

The cue list shown below demonstrates how each element can be built as a Group cue, and then these Group cues can be nested to form longer sequences:

Titles Cue List

The font used in the workspace is Helvetica Neue Bold; this font is installed by default on recent versions of macOS.