Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Kinetic Typography - Anberlin

Now this wouldn't be a project of mine if this blog didn't include Anberlin somewhere now would it?

This first example is my favourite. It was completely created using After Effects and Photoshop. It is a mix of type, image and video, incredibly cleverly put together.

This is a very 2dimensional reproduction of 'Breaking'. Not to the standard of the last one, but it is all in time. If it were up to me I would have chosen different typefaces, different colours and less tacky-looking imagery.

Similarly with this one...

Kinetic Typography - Wall Street Riots - Dr King

This has a much broader use of colour and different typefaces throughout the video than some of the others I have put up.

Kinetic Typography - Fear and Loathing...

This is a really imaginative use of type and image. However simple it is, I feel it gives a real insight into the theme of the book/film. The way the type starts to degenerate as the story goes on, the higher and more erratic they get.

Kinetic Typography - The Social Network

This video shows a really good range of different typographic methods to add emphasis on certain words.
The creator has considered the type (the facebook typeface), the colour (the facebook logo and website colour) and really listened to the words making them larger and smaller where needed, more condensed, spread out and different orientations. Brilliant.

Kinetic Typography - V for Vendetta

This is the scene in the film where V introduces himself using a string of alliterations.
Incredibly clever idea because of the depth of how much you could do using typography.

Kinetic Typography - Stephen Fry - Language

This is different to the other examples of kinetic typography that I have shown on this blog as it does not go along with music.
This person has spent a lot of time getting the exact words and timings right to really add depth to this Stephen Fry essay on language and add whole new meanings to it.

Kerrang! ident.

This is another Kerrang! ident. One that is all over the channel today. This one is only 8 seconds long.

Kerrang idents.

This series of idents for the Kerrang! music channel won a Design Week Award for 'Best TV/Film/Video Graphics' beating strong competitors such as SKY1 and BBC3.
They use recurring characters which make them a set and really cleverly encompass the whole feel of the rock music channel.
This kind of thing gets me excited, not only because this is my favourite kind of music, but because of the possibilities for this project, really looking into things I love and are particularly interested in.

BBC - montage of BBC1 idents

I remember when these first came out. Ingenious. They keep you watching until the end... and keep you watching the channel to see what they come up with next.

I particularly love the christmas ones, especially this one with the elves. It really gets you into the spirit.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Smart Car - Against Dumb

This is a brilliant use of after effects.

Smart Car - Against Dumb from Buck on Vimeo.

Director: Buck
Creative Director: Orion Tait
Executive Producer: Anne Skopas
Producer: Kitty Dillard
Design: Gareth O'Brien / Yker Moreno
Lead Animation: Gareth O'Brien
Additional Animation: Chad Colby / Harry Teitelman / Yker Moreno / Claudio Salas /Jacques Khouri

Sound Design & Music: Antfood
VO Talent: Tirtzah Wilson

Agency: Strawberry Frog

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Kinetic Typography - Blink 182

I know Fred showed us this in a seminar, but I watched it again, and, timing and effect wise, I think that this is one of the best pieces of kinetic typography to a song that I have seen yet.
Every word is exactly in time, and a lot of thought has gone into the effects.
I especially like the small video clips of the band members and the way they interact with the type.

Kinetic Typography - Muller rice advert

This is very literal, but brilliant. Every time I see it I think "how could I put that into context for a brief?"... and here it is.