Unless I have some "theme," that I am using, I will go with white, lt. gray or lt. yellow.
As NTSC Broadcast standards are 16 - 235, 255 white will look a tiny bit gray, hence no super-whites, or super-blacks.
Now, if I were producing a video of a very young child, I might opt for other colors, but keep them very light.
Just my choices,
Thanks so much for your reply.
I think that I am interpreting your question differently
What color is recommended to use on a black background for credits or thank yous in a video?
Do you want the letters to be on a black background and therefore are you asking what color black (shade thereof) you should be using on video 1 below the rolling credits on video 2?
The classical answer for that would be to use black video as accessed from New Item.
Please let me know if you need further information on that.
I was asking about the color of the lettering on a black background. As
always thanks for your help.
If it is not too distracting, I like to overlay the credits on a still scene that sort of sums up the whole movie....just so the credits are not overshadowed by the background. That worked well for a movie of a little league baseball game and my favorite baseball little leaguer.
Another time, for a birthday celebration for a retired very special person, I used rolling credits against just a smiling face of the birthday person with a chiming like version of happy birthday music. I kept everything light and readable with a balance between face and credits. Then as the credits ended, I eased into a thank you to him title followed by cameo shots of faces with names (about 3 cameos per image) of all the people who attended the gathering for this special person. So many times as the years go by there will be a person watching the video and asking who is that? So, my cameos were gently placed and presented and served the purpose of letting everyone know/remember who was who.
I tend to let the work direct me in all decisions in creating the credits. Probably white is the generalized answer for lettering against a black background. Just white rolling credits on black does not necessarily grab by attention. But that is a generalization that may not apply to your specific project.
Just some thoughts.
As always I very much appreciate your help. Your responses are always well thought out.
I don't know what I would do without all tbe help I get from all of you.