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Boris Graffiti: Creating A Credit Roll

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Roll and Crawl

What is the oldest text animation effect in film history? You guessed right. It is the opening or closing credit roll. Traditionally a long page of text is rolled from the bottom of the screen revealing line after line. In the early days of cinematography a paper print was physically rolled before the film camera to produce this effect. Hence the name: Credit Roll.

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