I created the End Credits for Testimony. The Director was in a time crunch for festival submission. I wanted to use a new piece of software to create the rolling end credits, but Director needed these ASAP.

This short is already an Official Selection of the Golden State Film Festival 2024 and will be shown at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in LA!




End Credits

Project’s IMDB




Production Company

4Sake Media


Derrick Neil Spruill

Type of Production

Short Film

Client’s Equipment

My Gear/Equipment



  • Enter Roles/Names into Excel spreadsheet
  • Copy that data into Photoshop document
  • Export as 4K jpegs
  • Lay them into timeline
  • Time to music



I created the End Credits for this movie. I created the cards in Photoshop at 4K and emailed them to him to drop into the timeline and animate to the music.

Closing credits or end credits are a list of the cast and crew of a particular motion picture, television show, or video game. Opening credits appear at the beginning of a work. End Credits or Closing Credits appear close to, or at the very end of a work. A full set of credits can include the cast and crew. They usually include production sponsors, distribution companies, works of music licensed or written for the work, various legal disclaimers, such as copyright and more.


Linda decides to tell her survival story to the world to help others process their trauma as well.


Typically, the closing credits appear in white lettering on a solid black background. They usually have a musical background. Credits are either a series of static frames, or a single list that scrolls from the bottom of the screen to the top. Occasionally closing credits will divert from this standard form to scroll in another direction. Sometimes they include illustrations, extra scenes, bloopers, joke credits, or post-credits scenes.

The use of closing credits in film to list complete production crew and the cast was not firmly established in American film until the late 1960s and early 1970s. Films generally had opening credits only, which consisted of just major cast and crew. Sometimes the names of the cast and the characters they played would be shown at the end. Two of the first major films to contain extensive closing credits – but almost no opening credits – were the blockbusters Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and West Side Story (1961). West Side Story showed only the title at the beginning of the film, and Around the World in 80 Days had no opening credits at all.

More examples

For more examples of my End Credit work, click here.

... and then you said ...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.