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Sony Vegas: Title Jitter

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Effects

Jittering and bouncing titles are quite popular in hipster-genX-type productions and especially in horror films. The intro to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on television is a good example. If you analyse the effect, you can see that it is a two-layer composite of a solid title and the identical title with an out of focus jittery effect applied. You could recreate the effect with a blur filter and by hand animating the jitters, but there is an easier way. The following shows the technique in Vegas and Premiere, using Old Film effects (under the QuickTime FX menu in Premiere) on the jitter layer. Of course the easiest way is to just download the complete project files at the bottom of the page and enter your own text.

http://www.maxent.org/video/title_jitters.html

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