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BatmanAlGhul
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  19:39:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, first time question here:

How can I put, lets say, a score that remains on screen through the entire move?

Is this a special effect that's considered expensive to do? Or is it simply a few clicks of a button that can be added in post production?

I'm really just wondering if it costs anything to do this.

Thanks so much, everyone!! :)

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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  20:07:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By score do you mean the music?

If you mean the music score do you have any editing software
on your computer? If you do what is it.

If you mean something visible on the screen then I don't know
what a "score" is. But if you can answer the software question
that might help others answer?

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BatmanAlGhul
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USA
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  20:11:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, I meant like a visual score: let's say: "Red Sox/Yankees/whatever" that appears on screen through the entire movie. I'm not sure if that's just something added in post production? Or if it's difficult at all to do.
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Vasic
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  21:11:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First time I read the message, I understood that the idea was to have musical score run continuously under some scene that contained some action move.

On a second reading, it occurred to me that perhaps the score meant some sports score (as in points count) that would presumably appear superimposed in a corner.

If this is the case, doing that is fairly trivial in AfterEffects, and a simpler version can be done even in iMovie, FCE, Premier Elements and such, using the titling feature.
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Corax
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  21:32:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup, that's a really simple effect. I know even Movie Maker has a title preset for "newsflash" type scores and such. Now, the quality of the resulting effect will depend immensely on the calibre of software, but it's definitely easy to do.
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Vasic
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  21:47:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First time I read the message, I understood that the idea was to have musical score run continuously under some scene that contained some action move.

On a second reading, it occurred to me that perhaps the score meant some sports score (as in points count) that would presumably appear superimposed in a corner.

If this is the case, doing that is fairly trivial in AfterEffects, and a simpler version can be done even in iMovie, FCE, Premier Elements and such, using the titling feature.
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masterspud
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USA
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  23:33:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haha, the idea of having a music score on screen sounds like a great idea though.
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Posted - 22 Jan 2010 :  23:43:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BatmanAlGhul

Sorry, I meant like a visual score: let's say: "Red Sox/Yankees/whatever" that appears on screen through the entire movie. I'm not sure if that's just something added in post production? Or if it's difficult at all to do.


On live TV this is done live using a character generator - often
called a chyron generator, after the Chyron Corporation. For a
movie you can use the titles option in you NLE and put the
score on the track above the image for the entire movie. It's
not difficult at all to do. Should take a matter of a few minutes.
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BatmanAlGhul
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Posted - 23 Jan 2010 :  01:52:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Thanks, everyone! I'm sure to check out some of those programs! Have a great weekend, ya'll! :D
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