How to create lower thirds in Motion

Below is a basic introduction/tutorial on how to create a lower thirds in Motion and then apply this in Final Cut Pro.

Lower thirds are also known as captions, astons and name straps. They usually consist of a bar sitting at the bottom of the video. They carry useful data, e.g. a news ticker (BBC World) but also a name, a topic, or –when videocasting, for example– a logo or URL.

The lower third in this basic tutorial has some motion, while many have not. It’s also semi-transparent so the video “behind” the lower third will show through, at least somewhat.

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Or view the tutorial in its original size in a new window.

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