I would do the text composites in After Effects, not Premiere.
But, it is possible in premiere using the Titler and Motion Effects.
Premiere Pro / Creating and editing titles
Hi mjgeorgian, You can do much of this in Premiere Pro with keyframing, but there are a few tricks (tracking, type on effects) that would be better served in After Effects. Do you have access to After Effects? Thanks, Kevin
Premiere Pro / Motion: position, scale, and rotate a clip
Premiere Pro / Controlling effect changes using keyframe interpolation
You won't get the slick motion blur in Premiere...
that's one of the many reasons I'd do this in Ae.
Many thanks! Unless I can get a free trial of After effects I do not have access to it... how could I best achieve this effect using only Premiere? I have used the Titler but it looks very far from what we need.
Thanks very much for your help,
Thanks very much Joe, I am going to try that right now!
I think that you have several good tips to create such "messages." They are basically PiP's (Pictures in Pictures), and for the "text" area, and Shape behind, the Opacity appears to have been adjusted (or the Blending Mode changed). There are a lot of variations on PiP treatment, so many tutorials on using them.
Also, the "typing" will require some animation, but that is really pretty easy to accomplish. PrPro can do it, though, as Joe mentions, AE is probably the best program. Also, if you have Photoshop, you can create those Titles in it (with Transparent backgrounds), even with the "responder's" Image in them, and then with Layer Masks, output to PrPro to be Imported as a Sequence for the animation.
Good luck, and if you get hung up, please stop back with any questions.
Many thanks for your help. I downloaded AE and am trying to figure out how to create these "facebook type messages". Could you please give me a bit of advice on how to get started? I'd be extremely grateful!
First, let me say that After Effects is not for sissies. It has an extremely sharp learning curve. What you want to do is not that hard, but it involves lots of special effects.
Creating a composition of the correct size and typing in some text is relatively easy. However, when you start to pre-comp and combine compositions on to one frame it gets complicated. Not hard, just complicated.
There are free tutorials that can get you to where you want to be, but I warn you that you are attempting something that takes a considerable amount of time to learn.