Kinetic Typography in Motion 5
Kinetic Typography in Motion 5 shows you how to use text animation in an expressive treatment that imbues the text with emotion. When Kinetic Type is combined with the spoken word, text takes on a dimension of performance that underscores conflict or character. A more accurate name for Kinetic Typography might be “performance text”, in fact, this popular technique can be seen frequently on Vimeo and YouTube.
In this tutorial you will use Apple’s Motion to create a Kinetic Typography treatment of an old Merrie Melodies cartoon. Along the way, you’ll learn how to sync type to markers; animate individual characters or entire words using Behaviors and the Adjust Glyph Tool; work with a 3D Scene Camera to fly from one text object to another; make extensive use of Keyframes to animate your text and work with Shapes and a Replicator to create supplemental graphics. The tutorial also includes project files so you can follow along in your own copy of Motion.
Who this Tutorial is for:
This tutorial is a beginning to intermediate Motion 5 tutorial. Graphics designers, animators, video editors, digital content producers or anyone needing to synchronize animated text to voice over (or music) will find this tutorial enlightening. Users who are new to Motion 5 should purchase Getting Started in Motion 5 before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Motion 5.0.1-5.2.3.
Run Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Project Media: The tutorial includes project files for following along in Motion 5.