Well, I guess you’re breaking the first rule, so I’m going to stop here. (I don’t think my tutors would take too kindly to that..)
Jokes aside, I recently made an attempt at a Motion Typography (Fancy way of saying ‘words flying all over the screen’) video, set to the ‘8 Rules of Fight Club’ We originally were tasked with only creating a less than 10 second video, animating a single phrase, but I took it a step further, in an attempt to better my skills. ANYWAY, you can watch the video HERE, but there will be stills below narrating my process description! ENJOY!
I began by finding a montage clip of the 8 rules of fight club. I used the audio from this, and I found a background for the whole project by finding a grungy/dirty canvas image (something I thought was textually appropriate for the video) and imported them both into After Effects, setting up the base for the project. Next I created the typography by using a Font found online (Link below). I created several layers, layering the project word by word (sometimes with individual letters), and lined them up with the audio track using the RAM preview button.
Once the words were in place, I used ‘key frames’ to show where the word needed to start, and where it needed to end (in the first 5 seconds, the words change from being landscape to portrait).
The FREE Font: http://www.1001fonts.com/blackout-font.html