Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Intro video, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
The art of animating text in time with voice and music really took off in the 1960s, with the groundbreaking movie titles of Saul Bass and Pablo Ferro. Since then, kinetic typography HAs become a common feature of movie titles, advertisements, and channel branding graphics. Adobe After Effects offers a wide selection of tools used to animate text. In this workshop, you'll work in a real world example of a typical kinetic typography project created by me and artist and musician Richard Walker.
In this series of tutorials, I'll teach you how to create and animate text layers directly within AfterEffects using animators and 3D features. I'll also show you how to set up Photoshop files and illustrator files for animating in After Effects. And I'll use a variety of effects and techniques to create a variety of text animation styles within a single project. I'll show you tips and tricks for animating 3D cameras and lights to really give your text animation depth and added interest. And you'll also learn how to use expressions and scripts to simplify some of the processes involved. And this series of tutorials is suitable for all levels of After Effects user. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
And this is an art-based project so it's more of an experimental project than a design project, it's not heavily planned and designed and scripted. And what I hope to pass on to you here is to adopt more experimental approach to animating an After Effects and set yourself some projects that are purely there for experimentation and a more artistic approach to your work. And these will inform the design projects that you work on in the future. So, here's the finished movie, and then we'll have a look at how the different elements were created. (music playing) > > It's June 1st today. I'm thinking about things that are transient, and things that are here to stay, the day that Sgt Pepper came out.
And when I went out to buy it, on that day, I thought I was the first person in the world, whole wide world, to do so. Even now, that comforts me. And I want this day to be only special, but so often, it is not, like today, it was drilling with the floor above me. (music playing) > > So, this piece is really about times going by, reflecting on the past and the future.
And also the dissatisfaction of hoping things will happen in a certain way and then being disapointed when things don't turn out the way that you planned or expect them to. So, let's have a look at how I interpreted this and how I created the visuals for it.
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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