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The Pretender(Typography)

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Nov 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM EDT

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This is an animated typography project I started in my first term at college, and never finished. That was like three years ago, and I'm a little rusty with my flash animation now. But I'd like to get back into it.

If you watch this without sound, it probably won't make much sense.

As you can probably tell, this isn't the entire song, in fact it's only the first verse and the chorus. There's still a lot more I could do.

What do you guys think I should do with this? Finish it?

Please don't downvote because of the intro... you can press 's' to skip it. =]

EDIT: Holy crap, what the hell happened to my fonts? My text is all... misaligned...

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The song is 'The Pretender' by 'Datarock'. I don't own any rights to it.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This has great potential but if you want a great typography model for music check this link out QcJdE , but as for your flash I would love to see finished so take your time and good luck with future endeavors.

GnomeSlice responds:

That link doesn't work, but thanks for watching!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

This could hit a full 5 if it were finished! In fact, it cut out just as I was getting into it. Three points for good concept and smooth execution.

GnomeSlice responds:

Thanks for watching, glad you liked it! I've thought about coming back to this project, but it's been so long I'm worried it wouldn't look the same.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Go ahead and finish it, it feels incomplete, I'm just left hanging. You've got a good rythem, but it needs more. A whole song more. XD

On a separate note, a good model for typography flashes would be 'Dot Dot Dot' as the creator of that video really plays with the text. I also have a penchant for words appearing whole as opposed to syllables, but that's just a style critique and usually don't mean much.

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GnomeSlice responds:

Dot Dot Dot is a great clip, but I think the bigger draw there is actually in the voice acting, the fact that the words are presented with purposefully horrible spelling.
Thanks for watching!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really a good start! I always love watching typography animations. Definitely finish it if you can. As for the intro, you might just want to put something there to keep people's interest, even if it's just a dancing stick figure. Other than that, just be sure to stick a preloader on the finished product, arright?

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GnomeSlice responds:

Ah yeah, I haven't actually look at this in months and I forgot that it didn't have a preloader or a play/replay button, etc. Thanks for your input!