Here is Part 1 of 2 tutorials to show how to create animated text and line effects with Shotcut using only the Text:Simple and Crop:Rectangle filters. Part 1 is very much intended for beginners; it goes into a good bit of detail on how to set up the basic line and text without animation, offering explanations and alternatives along the way.
Part 2 will move much faster, just focusing on how to use the filters to create four different animation effects. I hope to have that tutorial completed much more quickly, now that I have worked through the process of creating a tutorial.
Here is the YouTube link for Part 1: https://youtu.be/wx-paR2W9s4
Note: the first 30 seconds of the video above show the four animation effects that I will create in Part 2.