Master the Art of Animating Text to Voice and Music. Kinetic typography is an art form that combines text and motion to express ideas in the form of animation designed to accompany spoken word or music. In this unique workshop, art director, author, and motion graphic designer Angie Taylor shares her considerable knowledge of this form. You’ll work along with her as she builds an complete kinetic typography project from start to finish. Along the way you’ll learn how to create and animate text layers directly within After Effects using animators and 3D features, set up Photoshop files for animating in After Effects, and use a variety of effects and techniques to create numerous text animation styles within a single project. You’ll also get lots of tips and tricks for animating 3D cameras and lights and learn how to use expressions and scripts to simplify the processes involved. In this workshop you’ll learn all about After Effects’ powerful tools for animating text. You’ll also learn how to prepare source files in Photoshop or Illustrator.
Working with Audio
In this chapter you’ll put together the background for the animation. In doing so you’ll learn lots of useful techniques, such as how to work with markers in the After Effects Timeline, preview audio, create loops, add effects that animate in time with audio, and use expressions to link values together.