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Kinetic Type Project

Rubric here - Open the Google Doc, Click File > Make a copy, put into the folder titled Animation that is shared with me

Step 1: Choose one:

  • song

  • poem

  • dialogue from a movie/play/tv show

Step 2: Create a storyboard with plans and ideas (graded assignment) - Find the lyrics online, paste the lyrics on a Google or Word doc, edit, print triple spaced so that you can sketch/write your ideas and the timing.

Step 3: Audio - Edit the audio in Audition, 60 seconds or more, no explicit lyrics.

At school - change playback device to SoundMix, use Audition to record internally from YouTube

At home, Use one of these online conversion tools.

Step 4: Choose at least one new tutorial (do what you need to do, use any resource, you are not limited to below) Make sure you are advancing your skills.

Resources: (here are some ideas that might help you)

How to create and edit text (very basic)

How to Animate efficiently with text presets (scroll down the page to the 2nd video)

How to Animate text letter by letter (scroll down the page to the 3rd video)

Technique for doing Kinetic Type

Animating with Audio - Audio Amplitude/Pick Whip

Fonts/ tutorials & inspiration Pin Board

Video showing how to do Audio Spectrum

How to use Audio Spectrum on a shape

Animated digital paint

Puppet Tool


Past student work, on my YouTube channel

Adobe After Effects: Music Visualization - Ben Folds

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (Chew Fu Festival Remix) Visualizer Music Video

"Illusion" by Draper

Reflection of Truth - Amanda Darling (HD VISUALIZER)

OneRepublic - Counting Stars Lyrics

Ty's Animation Federation video

The Chainsmokers - Who Do You Love (Lyric Video) ft. 5 Seconds of Summer

The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black

I am the Grinch - Tyler, The Creator

Seven Nation Army Remix

Shape of you (all the Ed Sheeran lyric videos are top notch)

Swoop - a former student was paid to create this video