Call Out Titles in Premiere Pro

CREATE THESE CALL OUT TITLES IN PREMIERE AND USE THEM OVER AND OVER! | Learn to build a template call out title that you can customize and use for any project!

In this Premiere Pro video editing tutorial, we will use shape objects and text to create a complex call out title in Premiere Pro and we will use keyframes and masks to create a nice animation that will build out the call out title as it is displayed in your video project.

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  1. TEXT BLOCKS
  2. Work in a new, blank project (so we can export/import the call out at the end easily)
  3. Work over a blank area in the sequence to isolate the graphics over a black background (avoid distraction)
  4. I like to begin with my blocks of text first and then build the call-out arm that leads to that
  5. Use the Rectangle tool to drag a rectangle and set the fill to #82BD04
  6. Grab the text tool on the same graphic object and type out “Cessna Skyhawk G1000” using the Bebas font set to Book and reduce or increase the size slider as needed to fit in the box
  7. Animate the H-scale from 0% to 100% over 30frames and EASE OUT
  8. NOTE: By default, the anchor point is top left corner. If you want animation to open and head toward the left instead of right, use the anchor point X slider to shift it around
  9. Add a mask to the text in Effect Controls and animate to uncover the text (start a few frames AFTER the rectangle begins its own animation)
  10. Duplicate that graphic object and move it up one track “layer” and change the fill of the rectangle to #5A6078
  11. Set overall graphic object scale to 61% and then use the positioning to move it in place as it is needed
  12. Change text to say “Training Aircraft”
  13. Duplicate this text object and set the fill to black @ 25% opacity
  14. Adjust positioning to make this text block sit 40px lower than the block above it
  15. Arrange these objects on the timeline so the first block starts playing, then the second block starts playing 10frames after and the third block starts 5frames after that
  16. Add a fast cross dissolve to the beginning and end of each of these clips using Shift + D (show a quick use of the Properties panel to set default trans duration as well as setting a default transition)
  17. We’ll trim the ends of these three graphic objects later
  18. DOT CREATION
  19. Next, create small circle with the Ellipse tool and drag this graphic object below all the text block objects
  20. Set the duration of this ellipse graphic object to 12seconds
  21. Adjust the anchor point to the center of the circle
  22. Set the circle to just a 7.0 white stroke
  23. Copy and paste this circle and fill the stroke with a white fill and set the scale to 50%
  24. Scale this small, center circle from 0% to 100% over the first 8 frames and move five frames further and scale back down to 50% and EASE IN
  25. Animate the opacity for this small center shape to go from 0% at the beginning of that scale animation to 100% at the end of it
  26. Set the outer stroke circle to flip from 0% opacity to 100% opacity when the inner circle scales up to 100%
  27. Create a thin line with the rectangle tool using a white fill that is as tall as our stack of animated text “cards”
  28. CALL OUT ARM
  29. Duplicate that shape and change the rotate parameter to rotate from the vertical line to meet exactly in the center of the animated dot
  30. Both of these rectangle shapes should be in the same graphic object on the timeline
  31. Use a cross fade transition over 5 frames to quickly fade this line into place
  32. Select all three “layers” of content and animations and Nest them together to create a single encapsulated “group”
  33. Now save the proj file and show how to import it into another project and use the call out file like a preset/template
  34. Next, move or animate this group along with your video to perfectly place and/or move the call out title within your video project