Task 4 – Kinetic Typography Outcome

For my outcome I decided to do an animation of the Spiderpig song from The Simpsons Movie. I chose to animate this clip as it is one of the most well-known scene from the movie. Also it was nice and short and therefore not too complicated to work with.

Below is the outcome of my task.

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 21.07.28Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 21.07.06Overall I was very pleased with my outcome despite it taking a lot of time and effort to make. I feel I was able to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding of animating a kinetic typography clip with audio. There is a few out of sync animations in some parts but overall the video runs smoothly with the audio.

From this experience I was able to understand the process of how to produce a kinetic typography clip. Each word or letter has to be animated individually in order for it look good. I learnt the importance of keyframes and how there is a wide variety of animation techniques that can be applied to it. The screenshot above also shows how many texts I don’t had to animate in order to create this short clip.

Overall the experience has made me come more confident when approaching animation with Adobe After Effects and that it will allow me to be more creative when I come across this again in the future.

Workshop – Green Screening and Kinetic Typography with Adobe After Effects

At this workshop we were introduced to green screening. It is used from Hollywood blockbuster films to your daily weather forecast. In order to do it you must film with a single coloured backdrop (blue or green is often used) this will allow you to make the background transparent and let you add graphic or still images.

Below is my outcome from the workshop

I found this workshop to be very interesting. I have had previous experience with green screening before, but never actually seen myself in one. I was very pleased with my outcome as I was able to create a mini clip that included a moving image and kinetic typography. I believe this practise will help me to further develop my understanding of kinetic typography, green screening and overall animation with Adobe After Effect. It will also allow me to have a better idea of what I can do when attempting the Task 4 piece.

Workshop – Kinetic Typography with Adobe Effect

At this workshop we were told that we were going to be creating a short kinetic typography clip. To do this we were introduced to Adobe After Effects. This software is designed for digital motion graphics and visual effects.

Overall I was very pleased with my first ever attempt with kinetic typography. I was able to quickly understand how Adobe Effect works as I have had previous experience with the software before. At first I was a bit unsure about animation as it seemed like a very long process for a small piece of outcome. But once I got familiar with Adobe After Effects and began finding ways to animate the typography myself then it began to become more interesting and fun to do. I’d definitely like to learn more about kinetic typography.