6 Motion Type: Filming, Frustrations and Discoveries.
I began with the shaky technique for feverish. What’s cool is that shaking titled the text. Started with the end to make the word unclear at the beginning. And the dot on the i looks very nice
I struggled with capturing abandoned. I experimented with blocking the word with my hands, creating shadows, or by sliding it into view with a piece of paper.
I considered fading it out to make it relate more to the meaning of the word.
The word vulnerable and abandoned I struggled to capture the meaning of. I tried shrinking the type manually as well. In the end I discovered that I could use a left over film I had taken in between where i was focusing the camera and the word went in and out of focus.
I went through even more rounds of experimentations with vulnerable. I tried crumpling the words or removing the paper all together. I used the shaking and all the techniques I had tried for feverish and abandoned. None of them captured the idea of ‘vulnerable’. The plan on the storyboard was to shrink the word to the corner of the page, but this seemed too cliched and didn’t look very aesthetic in action.
Created a double image by altering the way the light passed through the paper. It looked cool but it didn’t feel like ‘vulnerable’. By layering cut out pages over each other I was also able to create a disconnected rippling effect.
It was through the last effect that I discovered this technique. I was cupping the light out with my hands, in a horizontal motion and found that the less light that passed, the brighter and sharper the word got. So it went from blurry to sharp, but then disappeared. The center of the word became vulnerable as the darkness closed in on it.
Another word I struggled with animating was ‘remorse’. I could fade it out but that didn’t feel impactful as the last frame
I could slowly, shakily zoom out from the counter of the O. This would link back to the beginning, but the feeling of remorse is different from the annoyed feeling of the beginning.
Double images looked cool, but it didn’t really show the meaning of remorse. My last attempt was showing a flickering remorse where I showed half of the word and briefly showed the rest. The flickering is meant to link back to the dimly lit room. I got the idea of an incomplete remorse because I heard the professor mention that sometimes, not even showing the whole word is necessary.