The "Quote – Torn paper" slide is great to use when highlighting quotes or outtakes from written sources and also when you perhaps want to either list a few quotes – on a subject or from a person – in a row.
It can also be handy when dealing with a long quote since it allows you to break it up easily over the same background video asset or a still image with scale and wiggle turned off. The "facsimile" look of the "Quote – Torn paper" instantly gives the viewer the notion of this being from a published and/or written source although it doesn't have to be from one of those.
You could, of course, mix this quote type in with the regular quotes as well – for a dynamic listing of quotes on either the same subject or from the same person. The "Quote – Torn paper" also has three different duration settings, which makes it adjustable to the length of the quote and your feel for tempo.
The faux torn paper animates in and out via a 3D flip over the z-axis, meaning that it will turn in and out in a seamless motion if you use more than one "Quote – Torn paper" in a row. The tearing effect on the paper also reacts to the number of words in the quote and will give you a more or less "random" look to it, which means that it will not look like the same object turning round and round.
Behavior and usage
The Message field holds the actual quote, and a good practice here is to start the text with quotation signs, to tell the viewer what's going on. This slide does not (as the other Quote slides) have a built-in quote sign. The text in the Message field has fixed typography to make it fitting to the torn paper look – it's set in Georgia, which will render correctly in the storyboard as well as in the finished movie.
The description field is for attribution information and/or other facts. This will use the Small text setting from the theme.
Credit text is derived from the credit field in the asset browser. Since all assets in Storykit 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.