To maximize eligibility for and distribution to the broadest spectrum of screening venues
(competitions, festivals, broadcast, streaming, and social media),
student films at Edinboro University will employ the following
CREDIT & GRAPHICS SPECIFICATIONS
   
OPENING TITLE CARD
Though you may/should show a title card before/as the film begins, please avoid opening credits.  The title should mirror the production values (fonts, colors, moods) of the film.
LOWER THIRDS
Graphics identifying on-screen talent must appear within the “title safe area” as defined by overlays in Adobe Premiere.
END CREDITS

  • No end credit sequence may exceed 30 seconds.  Shorter is better.  Films under five minutes in length are advised to used static cards (using Premiere’s Legacy Title), while longer films may use a credit roll (employing Premiere’s Title Tool)
  • List contributors as few times as possible.  Combine credits if necessary (i.e. “written and directed by”) so that no person will be listed more than twice.
  • It is of paramount importance that contributor names be spelled correctly.  Nicknames should be avoided except in the rarest of cases.
  • Credit any content that you did not create.  Check sources carefully for licenses and attribution details. 
  • Credit sequences must conclude with the words “Produced by Digital Filmmakers at” followed by one of two EUP logos, white or black, chosen for maximum contrast to the credits’ background.  Links to the logos are available below.
  • Indicate copyright or production companies only if the members of your group have consolidated ownership by signing work-for-hire agreements.
  • List scrolling credits in the following order – without static cards.  In the interest of time, multiple column scrolls are acceptable, even preferable.
  • Italicized words in the list below are intended to help you arrange information logically and should not be included in the actual credits.
Key Creatives
Producer
Writer
Director
 
Cast
Cast
 
Production
Director of Photography/Camera Operator
Production Design/Costume/Make-Up
Production Sound/Sound Recordist/Boom Operator
Production Assistants
 
Post-Production
Editor
Sound FX
Visual Effects
Composer
 
Non-original Materials
(any music, photos, or footage you did not create)
Sound Effects
Music
Images/Video Footage
 
Thanks
Thank You
(include EUP employees here only)
 
EDINBORO LOGO
All credits conclude with the words “Produced by Digital Filmmakers at” followed by a white or black version of the logo (chosen for highest contrast with the film’s background) and the year of the film’s production.
SILENT BLACK
After the last credit, the recording concludes with 30 seconds of black and silence. 
 
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