Ozymandias — Kinetic Typography

Another personal After Effects project; a kinetic typography animation based on the Breaking Bad “Ozymandias” promo for Season 5b. I absolutely loved the promo when it came out and thought that Bryan Cranston’s reading of Shelley’s poem was superb and I’ve been wanting to do a kinetic type piece using it ever since.

This was another great learning experience, particularly in using text animators and expressions as well as using a couple of different particle systems to create airborne sand and dust. I also found the camera animation and 3D space elements of this project a lot less confusing and daunting than the last one I produced.

The whole thing was created in After Effects CS5.5 (along with Trapcode Particular and Tropcode Form plug-ins) and a few little bits of Photoshop and Illustrator as well.

The original promo can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU-PXfzsj4o

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