Not so kinetic typography

This is some seriously time-consuming stuff. And I still don’t have it right.

I did this in AfterEffects, which I had never used before. I started out by trying to follow this tutorial, but things weren’t working as planned. So I scrapped it, and this morning tried using this one, which worked a little better. I couldn’t get the sound to play when using the scrubber, so I made the audio waveform visible and tried to align the word with that. Still needs tweaking, but I’m putting it out there as is for now.

Several years ago, I was out in a local tavern with some friends on St. Patrick’s Day. They had a dj spinning vinyl for the occasion. I made my way through the crowd and asked the dj if he had this song. When it came on, most of the bar started dancing to it – most of them were old enough to recognize the song. My crew knew it from the torture scene in Reservoir Dogs. Realizing that I was responsible for this, one of my friends turned to me and said, “You’re sick, Paul.”

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2 Responses to Not so kinetic typography

  1. Thats pretty darned good for a first try, gives me an urge to try this one- and I’m one of the “old enough to recognize the song” (its even n my iTunes). Keep working it.

    • phb256 says:

      iTunes – that’s where the I got the idea to do this. The song popped up on shuffle play, and I was surprised I even had it.

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