Being This is a typography driven animation sequence based on a spoken word poem by artist Shane Koyczan. The poem is an expression of loving a person immensely, along with all the torment and anxiety that comes along with it. The challenge of this project is to allow the type to embody the personality of the poet and the poetry’s intended meaning throughout the sequence with minimal illustrations, allowing the type to be the main vehicle of meaning-making. It’s concept and design is based on blackout poetry, where selected words from a found text are removed by ‘blacking out’ with a marker / brush stroke to form new sequences of verses with the words that remain. I believe that the expression of poetry should not only exist in the form of text. Spoken word brought in the element of rhetoric and performance. But I firmly believe that combined with animation, another dimension of poetry is wonderfully realized through the power of visualization.
Programs used : Photoshop, After Effects, Cinema 4D
Original Design Boards
Done for Kinetic Typography under Prof. Duff Yong in the Savannah College of Art and Design