Kinetic Text

So, I did this piece in After Effects. The audio is from a scene from the movie High Fidelity, in which John Cusack and his love interest discuss his list of ‘top 5 dream jobs’. The scene goes on a bit (it’s a John Cusack movie), so I trimmed it down (Spoilers, the guy who runs a record store for a living because he loves music decides not to become an architect). I wanted to do more than make text wiz around so I added some characters to it, I tried to get the iconography down to as simple as possible, it worked with some of the artists more than others. The pace of the piece didn’t leave me with quite as much room to animate some of the elements as much as I would have liked but I think it works overall.