Motion Graphics Check-in

For my Kinetic Typography project, I am going to be using audio from a scene in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ in which Bill Kilgore says,

“You know one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… victory”

Visually I’m going to emulate Vietnam-era war protest posters. I like the idea of using the words of a soldier enthusiastically describing destructive power on a platform that is inherently anti-war. There are certain font and style choices I’d like to take advantage of, narrowing Kilgore’s claims into since sentence slogans. In the meantime, the sounds of helicopter blades and machine gun fire would be included in the typography. These parts would reference the works of Nickalus Troxler, especially his broken text prints. As well, the ‘posters’ that carry Kilgore’s speech would be falling on top of each other throughout the animation.

After talking about this with Tyler Sudyn, Thomas Casterline, and Greg Williams, they suggested I add scorch marks and bullet holes on the posters to make them appear war-torn. As well, by including holes in the poster, it would add to the layering effect since you would be able to see through many at once.

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