This quote comes from a film that people either love or hate… and most people seem hate it. I find this quote inspiring, and I try to remember it when I’m working on my projects.
“But for me it is about finding out something about a place and something about yourself. And when you get off the beaten track, that’s where you find what there is to find.” – Richard in “The Beach” (2000)
When you edit your own video projects, you have to be able to design your own graphics. Text can be a great way to get information across and I definitely use it, but I like the text to enhance the image on the screen. I have to consider the typeface, the placement within the image and what kind of special effects I may need to enhance the look of the text.
I’ve been playing around with different effects:
I probably won’t have the need for this effect in the foreseeable future. I suppose it depends on what I decide to tackle next.
Ok, so you’ve probably seen this kind of thing before- hopefully with some more depth of field to draw the eye in. When I put these together, I made these for print. For video, it would probably have some sort of animation involved. That’s for another time.
I wouldn’t call these works of art, and I would probably spend more time on these if they were made for the silver screen. Plus, they would move and play with the light – if I’m lucky. But for now, I’m figuring out what else I can do- you never know when these skills could come in handy.