Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by psypent8 » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 01:13:53

Hey everyone,

I am going to create some movie titles for a small independent film compnay,
and I was wondering if I should be using Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro or
Live Type to create my own custom movie titles...I am not doing anything fancy,
but I would like to be able to have the text be "part" of the movie
other words, not have it flat on the screen but rather have the titles be in
the negative space and have the same angles of objects that are already on
screen. One example is the opening sequences for King of Queens..(The King of
Queens sign looks like its an actual billboard that he's driving by) But yeah,
that's basically it.

If possible, I would like to be able to import illustrator files (and maybe
even flash), but it's not required (those are the programs I know a lot of...)

I was thinking of purchasing After Effects, but just wanted to be sure..

Can anyone help me out?

I would relaly appreciate it:)


Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by altchri » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 04:13:49

You don't want to be doing broadcast work in Flash really... It's not
straightforward to import your finished work to a non-linear edit

After Effects is the tool of choice for post-production work.


Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by Walter Eli » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:41:13

It all depends what style of titles you want. But if you're talking about
syncing your titles with the movie and adding light and shade effects to make
it appear part of the scene, then After Effects is the choice, hands down.

Flash is useful for titles (I've used it myself for TV show titles), if you're
doing humorous character animation and certain types of graphic effects.

But from what you're describing, it's best you get comfortable with After
Effects. For independent film making, After Effects is far more useful than
just for titles.

Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by ravich » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 23:20:03

The effects what you are explaining can be done using flash.

'After Effects' will be the best bet for filmy effects.

Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by psypent8 » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 06:06:03

Hey Ravich and Walter,

Thanks a lot.

The titles are about a minute long, and I was thinking about it, and I dont
think I will make them intergrated as part of the film, but rather, try to keep
the same angles that the film it will not be "Flat" so to speak, but
rather be a part of the scenery,..I was even thinking of making them vibarte..


What should I export my movie titles as? Also, do I do all my titles in after
effects and THEN put them into Final Cut, or is After Effects sufficient? Any
little tips you guys can give me?

Thanks in advance, you guys have been a big help


I think I am going to use After Effects, but if all else fails, I will switch
it up to Flash

Is Flash a good program for movie titles?

Post by ada » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 07:13:58

I recommend exporting your movie titles from After Effects in whatever format
your client wants, just ask them. There are many formats that Final Cut
accepts (Quicktime, etc...) but your client may have a preference.

You shouldn't need to use Final Cut; After Effects gets the job done.

Good luck.