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Mulan Kinetic Typography

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This is a kinetic typography project I did for as a project for my major this year. I felt that this song was very expressive, and thus served as a good candidate to be set in kinetic typography. Let me know what you think!

(Note: I haven't added a replay button, or stop at the end because I haven't figured AS3 out yet. sorry!)


Needs improvement

The fact that this was a project for anything other than an Intro to PowerPoint class is sad. Even if it was, this is not acceptable, I can barely keep up with the animations because the font size is so large. Not to mention the fact that the font style does not reflect the song at all except for the use of the Asian font for the one foreign sounding line. Seriously, I didn't even see the word Down it was off the screen so fast. There were also many contradicting animations such as "tranquil" jumping into the screen and "center" not being at the center of anything. Obviously, I believe you should watch some film credits just to get some ideas as to what you should do if you hope to become successful at this activity. Sorry, this may be too mean and get me banned but you really need to know that this is not acceptable in the real world.

kazoodac responds:

how nice of you to create an account solely to rip apart a student's work.
That said, I do appreciate critique, and I will be the first to admit that as far as kinetic typography goes, this is pretty low on the scale. Pieces like the scene from pulp fiction, Dot Dot Dot, and of course the absolutely incredible ShopVac are among the best. Despite that, I am proud of my work, and stand by it. Yes it could be drastically better, but the only way to improve in anything, from animation to common courtesy and everything in between is to practice.

Not too shabby at all

My only complaint is that I would have gone about this differently. But sadly I lack the supplies or software to make kinetic typography.. =(

kazoodac responds:

You could always download the free 30-day trials of Adobe Software!

It was alright.

It was a good idea, but it just seemed lacking to me. The flow of the words seemed confusing, appearing out of strange directions. Honestly, it just felt really crowded, like I needed some space to look at the words rather than the whole screen being taken up with giant red words.


I thoroughly enjoyed this, keep it up! btw i posted a link on my facebook page so more people could enjoy this.

I do agree with tiffanyrae that it would be fun to see more colors and fonts, but I think that the emphasis thing doesnt have to match. it adds a different dynamic to the song when i get to see other words emphasized.

Nice... but

You need to learn how to use more dynamic transitions.

Study DOTDOTDOT (the animation) for more inspirations on how to do typography.

This was great, played really nicely.

kazoodac responds:

DOT DOT DOT is an awesome example of kinetic typography, that's for sure.

I also very much enjoyed the ShopVac video, and the pulp fiction kinetic type. There's tons of awesome stuff out there.

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3.83 / 5.00

Nov 1, 2010
2:24 PM EDT
Music Video