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To reiterate, this is a quote from David Bowie. I chose the quote partially because he went to college for typography/design and also because it resonated with me personally. I don't know what's going to happen after graduation but I know it's going to be a massive improvement.

Speaking of improvements, I took the extra time we had after the initial critique to really refine this video. The timing and hierarchy were difficult to merge with the sound. Legibility in motion type is a real challenge. I wanted to maintain the feel of this without losing what the words actually said. I softened the appearance of the text to make it blend with the background and I spent countless hours doing time/hierarchy tests. I combed this over many many times and really feel like it is a labor of love. I'm really proud of this as I feel it is compositionally sound and also reflects me stylistically in the most appropriate way. 

The background was filmed in studio using large particles of glitter. The footage was inverted and slowed down in Premier Pro and then added text/sound in After Effects. This composition was sound based. The music is a song called Central by STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9). I did some in depth research to figure out where they got the sound sample from (The Conet Project)__ link to those samples and information is here: https://archive.org/details/ird059. Really interesting, but that's beside the point. I wanted to go for a sci-fi/ vintage aesthetic as if the viewer is submerged in some kind of disrupted transmission. It also implies mystery and foreshadowing to the future. (undefined but anticipatory) This was naturally enjoyable to me and I plan on incorporating video with my future projects. I'm really happy we had this particular assignment because I feel that I've found an outlet that I didn't have with the rest of design. It is dimensionally expressive, filling the little void that I have been carrying with print. Maybe it's the sound.