KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY: THE REFLECTION

Working with After Effects was as difficult as I expected it to be. It took longer than every other task I have done, what makes a lot of sense, considering that I have never used After Effects before and it is a very complex program. It was not enough doing research beforehand, I had to keep researching information during the project. The most difficult part was, that the appearing words had to fit the actor’s voice and that I had to switch between screens to show more sentences. Also, I had trouble using After Effects on my laptop and that I had to restart it a lot, took a bit of time as well.

After all, I found After Effects to be a very interesting program. I am planning to work through some Lynda.de tutorials and find out more about what I could learn to do with it. We already had a workshop on green screens which I sadly missed because I was ill. But I am planning to catch up on the content with one of my course mates after reading week.


KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE TASK

KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE VIDEO

KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY: THE VIDEO

I completed my typography task using After Effects. I decided to take a scene from the TV-series Game of Thrones, in which one of the characters talks about chaos and ladders. I extracted the audio from a YouTube video.

Before I started using my audio, I did a test animation to get used to After Effects.

In the following you can see the final result of my work.

References:

Vengrence, 2013. Game of Thrones – Littlefinger “Chaos Is A Ladder”. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxlIraEV8n4


KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE TASK

KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE REFLECTION

KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY: THE TASK

The last of the four given tasks was all about Kinetic Typography and After Effects. In two workshops, we gained a lot of knowledge about Adobe’s After Effects and how it can be used to animate words and letters. For this task, we are supposed to generate a sequence of no less than 20 seconds in which we use kinetic typography to accompany and enhance a soundtrack featuring voice.

We are suggested to extract the voice we use from a part of existing media. For example, we were offered to use the ‘Wolf Sales Pitch’ from the film ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013).

To deepen my knowledge before I start, I am going to take a look at the following tutorial on YouTube.

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It offers an explanation on kinetic typography and After Effects in general and it also starts from the very beginning, which is good, in case I will forget some of the basics. The downside is the fact that some features are not explained. For example how to switch from one layer to the next one or how to make whole sentences disappear. Since that part confused me a bit during our workshop, I will have to do a little bit more research on that.

References:

Rosten, J., 2011. Kinetic Typography Tutorial. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOi5P1qxrM4&noredirect=1 [Accessed 05/011/14]


KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE VIDEO

KINETIC TYPOGRAPHIE: THE REFLECTION