September 8, 2014 at 7:06PM
What fonts should I use for subtitles?
I know that for convenience of reading you should always use sans serif fonts, keep in mind the size of the font and other pretty much straight forward facts, but...what about the looks?
Most of my works are music videos, so I don't deal with subtitles on a regular basis, but I made a mini-doc a few months ago and I'm struggling to find a font which brings functionality and style together. Maybe we can use that as an example:
PASSWORD - balcao2014
So...can you read it? There's some overlapping conversation, the subtitles are a little bit too quick sometimes, but overall...can you read it?
I am using "Arvo" and I really like the looks of it. Although it's a slightly serifed font, I guess I can take the risk, if it means that I won't have a ugly font destroying the look of my video.
So...thanks in advance for sharing your opinion. It would mean a lot to get some feedback, as I'm sending this short to some film festivals and I would like everyone to be able to read the text ahah :)
P.S. Keep in mind that this thread isn't only about this video. Show me your examples. Let's talk about other solutions!