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- January 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM #47459AnonymousInactive
I’ve got about an A4 page of text (essay sort of) that I would like to make a video out of.
The absolute easiest would just doing it like the star wars intro or something similar where I just copy paste everything from a text document to the video.
But it wouldn’t be very interesting or fun to follow along. It’s a lot of text.
I want there to be a advantage to reading it from a video instead of a web page
You mean the text like Star Wars intro?
Sorry for not making it clear but I was looking for another way of making a video with tons of text.
To keep it interesting(not seeing line after line scroll down slowly for 5 mins), easy to read, cool, professional look.
I’m looking for suggestions what other ways I could do it? Or maybe even some examples?
I can use After Effects and Corel Videostudio.
Try a YouTube search on Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography…This will give you another interesting way to work with text. a good After Effects project.
Typography is the key-word.
There’s lots of more videos about typography.
Time to start making videos!
I don’t have a sample of what I’m suggesting though I have long long ago and far far away (sorry, couldn’t resist) … anyway, I used a SCAD of different deco or specialty fonts, bringing them in from various angles, as well as x, y, z with 3D effects, but I emphasized the presentation with VO as well as musical segments, using the beat or special UPBEAT elements of the sound track to underscore certain words and/or passages. Even so, this kind of presentation can be totally monotonous, boring or a flat out turnoff. Hard to make anything other than a PDF with graphics or an eBook interesting if it’s ONLY dialog or print on video IMHO. MIght be an interesting challenge at some point if/when I’m totally bored and and come up with some content worth trying.