Parody videos are a staple of internet video culture today, and a movie parody isn’t complete without a fake “rating” title. Ratings Plus from FordeeTV is an easy way to create a title that closely matches the official MPAA page that (thanks to YouTube trailers) the entire world is familiar with.
Download the Ratings Plus installer from the download link, then find and run the installer. Next time you look in FCP X, look in Generators, scroll down to the Fordee TV category, and you’ll see a new Ratings Plus generator. Drag this to the main part of any timeline, put the playhead on top by Option-clicking it, and you can then edit all the text on the page by double-clicking each element, as usual.
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While this is a simple effect, it doesn’t have to be complicated to get the job done. The font and shadow are pretty accurate to the official template, but if you want to go crazy, you can change the background color to Blue, Red, or a custom color of your choice. It’s not a generator you’ll use every day, but when you need to finish off your fake movie trailer, it’s just right. FordeeTV has many other effects available for free from the same installer page, so grab a few and check them out.
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