5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2015 1:23 PM by shooternz

    Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade

    barsad22 Level 1

      Hello - I'm working on a project where I need captions to flash really bright on screen as the VO says them, then fade quickly (or slowly, as I choose). I can't make this work with Brightness keyframe, is there some other effect that would work? Thank you in advance.

        • 1. Re: Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade
          R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          There is a ... flare? ... effect available that might do what you want ... although many here would be better at listing exact steps, and I'll watch this for how say Ann Bens or shooternz might handle this ... or many others ... great place for this kind of question.



          • 2. Re: Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade
            RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

            this would probably be alot easier in ae, but if you want to do it in premiere there are several different ways.  if you split up word by word, then you can control each word with fade in and fade out. if you want the text to remain, but just darker, you can double up the titles on two tracks. one with the entire sentence, the other with the words split.  if you want to use a single title, the brightness & contrast effect can be used in combination with its mask. using keyframe animation to control the brightness and the position of the mask.   there is also a lighting effect, which you can animate to move over the sentence like a flashlight highlighting words as it moves across them.

            • 3. Re: Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade
              Peferling Level 4

              Another way.

              1. Create a crawling title of the words.

              2  Create and place Adjustment Layer (AL) in a track above it.

              3. Add a lighting effect to the AL.  The light effect has four lights.  Activate three of them as OMNI.  Place one in the center over the words, adjust it's radius to one word with.  Place the other two OMNI's right and left of center.  Give the right and left OMNIs a negative intensity and adjust their radius to create a ramp effect (fade to black) on edges.

              4. Stretch the crawling title until it's pace matches the VO track.


              Tweak according.


              this is how we do it.jpg

              Example below:


              Dropbox - this how we do it.mp4

              • 4. Re: Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade
                barsad22 Level 1

                Thanks for all the replies so far... just to clarify what I'm envisioning, I'm thinking of a more artistic placement of a word that quickly fades up to a brightness that makes it impossible to read because it "flares' outside the normal bounds of the lettering, and then quickly fades down. I'm sorry I don't have an example to show... I can only find the lens flare "side-to-side" flashlight effect described by some other people. It's possible that this only exists in my head, but if anyone has seen this effect before please let me know. I think the earlier responder is right (that AE would be better for this), but I don't have much experience with that app yet.

                Thanks for the help so far.


                • 5. Re: Captions that flash "overbright" and then fade
                  shooternz Level 6

                  You could add some Fast Blur or Camera Blur in conjunction with "Brightness" to create a "blooming" effect that will enhance the "unreadability" of the words at the time.


                  Key frames are your friends for this in PPro or AEFX.