is releasing “Killer Titles — Intelligent Assistance for LiveType and Calligraphy,” a “coaching and knowledge tool” for creating titles with Apple’s LiveType and the Boris Calligraphy Generators.
LiveType is the font standard of Final Cut Pro 4 that lets you create animated titles via keyframe animation. It also offers customizable effects, project templates, and royalty-free animated content. The Boris Calligraphy Generators are title creators that come bundled with Final Cut Pro 3 and 4, as well as Final Cut Express. They help you build 2D and 3D titles with custom fonts, type settings, drop shadows, and outlines.
Killer Title offers 37 tutorials, as well as info to guide you through your own project. All of the 180-plus “how-to” sections are available as movies and text. What’s more, Killer Titles is fully searchable.
The US$75 product will come with an additional 25 effects for LiveType that add reproducible animation of titles and objects in LiveType. Between now and July 31, when Killer Titles is due to ship, you can pre-order it for $60.