Wednesday, September 23

2c :: KINETIC TYPE :: transitions

take a macro view of your mass of sketches and look for treatments of words that might be linked together nicely with your existing animation. this linking could be done conceptually, formally, or both. identify three actions that you can link, and begin working out transitions between word and image or word and word.

  • which actions are extending the meaning of the narrative rather than re-stating what is already told in the image sequence? 
  • what are the possible categories of juxtaposing of type and image over time? examples: simultaneous text/image, sequential text/image. are there others? 
  • what sequence of text and images might narrate a new story in an interesting way? 
  • how might the nature of the transition itself be meaningful? 

at some point during class, let’s regroup and take 15 minutes to share initial brainstorms about how our transitions are working.

at this point you should be refining your initial ideas both formally and conceptually. typeface choice/lettering style, quality of motion, composition, color, etc should be taking shape now. these ideas can be produced in flash, but i would recommend attempting to produce them in some analog fashion. be creative here -- that’s your job as a designer, to create amazing and original ideas. work within the 3:2 aspect ratio, or 720 px x 480 px (6” x 4” in print).

homework for next class 
read “moving type” pp 46-63, available as an e-reserve from the library.
- go to the kcai library website
- at the bottom of the page, click “retrieve by instructor name” under “course reserves”
- type in “galloway”
- select the narrative class
- type in your name and info. our course password is “narrative”.
- click on “view image of: moving type” it’s a pdf file.

produce three different ROUGH directions for how your text might combine with your current “image duration” animation. use whatever method is fastest for rendering your previous images -- drop existing scans into a storyboard template, trace them in pencil/pen, or whatever. then show how the type could behave in relation to the imagery.

post to your blogs by next class 
  • initial word lists and final decision of noun + three verbs 
  • 30 sketches for selected verbs, in three separate images -- one verb per image. piece together in photoshop if necessary


Amanda Laffoon said...

so 30 total or 90 total??

thenewprogramme said...

30 total -- it's the work you just completed for class today. 10 ideas for each verb that you sketched out.

Amanda Laffoon said...

tyler i am still really confused 3 story boards of 30 frames each or 3 storyboards if 10 frames each?

thenewprogramme said...

three storyboards, unmounted rough sketches, that show three different ideas for your new project, which integrates type and image. it will probably take 30 frames to show the ideas well, but i'm not going to put a number how many frames you need to show.