I currently overlayed a text preset into my timeline. I don't like the way it looks right now, but after changing view of it in Active Camera to "Bottom View", I was satisfied with that. However, the "Bottom View" is overlayed over a black background, and not over my original footage. How do I keep this view, but overlay it over my footage?
Thanks for your time and help!
If you have not added a camera do so. The rotate and position your 3d text layer or your camera.
As Rick said, you need to create an actual camera. The custom views are non-renderable.