Enlarging a Quote

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[ This article was first published in the January, 2011, issue of
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Jason Bellini asks:

Big fan of your work.


I’m looking to build some graphics where I pull a quote from a website and enlarge it on the screen. In other words, I’m showing on screen a web site, and I want to enlarge a specific quote from it (like they do so often on cable news shows like Meet the Press).


Is there a good way to do that in Final Cut Pro, or Motion?

Larry replies: Yup.

Duplicate the shot on two layers, and scale the top layer to the size you need in the Motion tab.

Crop it to the size you need and add a drop shadow.

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