The ”Intro – Focus Pull” holds a heading and a sub-heading that can be used together or individually although it would – in most cases – look somewhat strange without the heading. The ”Intro – Focus Pull” is designed to give enough information for a viewer to get interested in the movie but also let the background asset be part of the storytelling.
Intro – Focus Pull with both text fields filled in.
Behavior and usage
”Intro – Focus Pull” is focused on the title field which holds the headline, this is set in the huge typography from the theme settings. This animates in first in order, but after the background, asset pulls out of focus. The text defaults to theme color White.
There are two Title fields on the slide, Title (Huge) and Title (X-Large). These two are versions of one another, and either one can be used – you choose which one with the radio buttons beneath the text fields. The difference is that Title (Huge) uses the Huge typography from the theme setting and that text field allows a maximum of 40 characters. The Title (X-Large) uses the X-Large typography from the theme settings and allows for 70 characters. So use this switch when you need to have a longer title – for instance when translating between different languages.
The subtitle on the slide holds the sub-heading and should be used in that manner, as a sub-heading that complements the headline. But it could also be used for credit information if you want to communicate who has made the video. This animates in after the headline, so it forms a sequence and therefore this also is on screen for a shorter time. This text is set in white.
A line set in primary color animates in between the intro caption and secondary text as an embellishment. The color of this line is customizable in the editor.
The background (image or video) will pull out of focus (blur) to accompany the text animation to make the text legible.
Credit text is derived from the credit field in the asset browser. Since all assets in Story Engine are their own instance you could use the credit field for additional information as well, such as a source reference or other. This field is not directly editable from the storyboard view, instead, you access it through the asset browser’s detail view. You can turn off the credit text altogether from the storyboard side pane if you wish.