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Kinetic Typography: Second Result

Here is the final video for my Gladiator video, I’m happy with the outcome, and the animations I did, but It lacks the emotion that was in my first attempt. This is probably due to my choice of clip, which wasn’t overly emotive to start with. However what is good about this one, is the text and audio synchronisation. In a way, the text leads the audio which means it doesn’t look like its playing catch up, this is an improvement on my first attempt.

If I dared to start a third attempt, I would need a more emotive clip than this, in order to better portray it through typography, and stick with the better synchronisation to hopefully get an even better result.

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Kinetic Typography: Take 2

Despite my first attempt taking so long to complete (about 7 hours), with progress being really slow, I enjoyed using After Effects and wanted to take it a bit further. For my second video attempt, I chose to do a clip from Gladiator. The main reason for choosing this, plain and simple, is because Gladiator is one of my favourite films. I was also looking for a clip with minimal background sound or music and clear speech levels, as the focus is on what is being said and I didn’t want anything to detract from that. ┬áMy plan was to better organise the file as I make it, so I can easily keep track off my layers and to make it quicker and easier.


This screenshot shows my current progress and how I cut down each layer to just the time it needed to be on screen, so I didn’t have to worry about seeing it in the background as I moved the camera around in the 3D space.

For the background of the video, I chose a vignette style which makes it a bit more interesting than a flat colour. As for the colour, I used a sandy/beige colour as a homage to the scene in which the audio is from (a sandy arena; sand is kind-of beige). Like my first attempt I used a serif font, but this time it was to be reminiscent of the old roman empire (think Times New Roman) as I think thats the era the film is set, or something like that.

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