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Kinetic Typography

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Kinetic typography ("moving text") is an animation technique that allows a creative entrepreneur to mix text and motion. Your job is to take a speech or bit of dialog (try audiobooks, movies, TV shows, etc.) and animate it like this example from Sherlock Holmes. Consider how you could visually enforce the speech's underlying themes... or subvert them. Be creative! Here is an example of ds106's own timmmmboy's (Tim Owens):

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Bill the Butcher Kinetic Typography

For one of the assignments, I decided to create a kinetic typography video from Martin Scorsese’s film Gangs of New York, where Bill “the Butcher” Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, delivers a chilling speech. I love kinetic typography videos, so I thought I’d jump in. The first thing I learned …

Ken Robinson HG Wells Quote – Kinetic Typography


This may be the hardest assignment yet, and perhaps all semester. The video assignment naturally includes audio and illustration so the time required for a successful assignment is huge. I picked the “Kinetic Typography” assignment from the DS106 assignment bank. I was inspired by the Sherlock Holmes example …

Words Seared

Victoire missed her dead brother.

Did she ever tell you she had a brother? Probably not. Some things are best to keep close and not let other people see. Lest they use it as a weapon against you.

He died in the War. It was something that tore Victoire apart. …


This text-only video is appropriate for the man who gave us text – printed text, anyhow, and lots of it Features music “Sunday Girl” by Blondie.

Kinetic Hand Luke

I tried my hand poorly a few weeks ago at the ds106 Kinetic Typography assignment. There is a reason maybe only 3 or 4 people have braved this one.
Kinetic typography (“moving text”) is an animation technique that allows a creative entrepreneur to mix text and motion. Your job is…

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,…

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