Kinetic Typography

Unfortunately, I was very ill and missed an important workshop where we were taught how to use Adobe AfterEffects to create a sequence with kinetic typography, which is part of our task.

So I used YouTube to look at some tutorials and I sort of grasped the basics. Here was my first attempt at it:

For the task we were asked to create a sequence of AfterEffects of over 20 seconds accompanied with audio featuring spoken words. I chose to use a scene from one of my favourite films; Pulp Fiction. The scene is know as the ‘Hamburger’ scene. I used a similar font style and font colour as the title sequence in Pulp Fiction, as shown below:

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And here’s my final results of Kinetic Typography in Pulp Fiction:

I did find this task challenging as I’ve had no experience with AfterEffects before. But it was enjoyable to do and I would definitely explore it further if needed.

Kinetic Typography – Saul Bass

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 22.09.15Saul Bass is a graphic designer and filmmaker who creates title sequences that are similar to the next task I have to complete by using AfterEffects with kinetic typography. Bass has produced and co-produced title sequences for some of the most renowned Hollywood films such as Psycho, Goodfellas and The Age of Innocence.

Below is an example of his work, definitely something to aspire to…