I was instructed to use Flash to animate the lyrics from a song or the dialogue from a movie scene. I wanted to create something that was fun and exciting. I chose to animate a scene from the film Nacho Libre. The film is about a monk who moonlights as a luchadore wrestler in rural Mexico. The imagery and typography I used in my work was highly influenced by traditional Luchadore wrestling posters and costumes. These posters are oftentimes brilliantly colored. I was able to attain a strong textural quality throughout this kinetic typography piece.
This animation combines typography, video, and music to achieve a stylistically strong kinetic typography piece. The song I selected, Opus 28 by Dustin O’Halloran, informed the typographic decisions by punctuating and exemplifying the type. The piece animates an excerpt from the book Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. The subject is depression, and the animation is dark and moody.