Typography animation serie

I’ve written about typography animation before: Pulp Fiction in Typography

And today I found another beauty at youtube
Sadly I can’t show the movie here, so you have to go here: The Hush Sound – The Lions Roar.

And I found more nice examples, which can be embedded on this blog.
So I decided to make the next month (August), the month of the typography animation serie.
I will post a movie from youtube every day, so at the end you have seen 31 examples.


The Big Brother State

Animation: bigbrotherstate by David Scharf

The Big Brother State is an educational film about what politicians claim to be protection of our freedom but what we refer to as repressive legislation.

Since terrorism has become a global threat, especially after 9/11, governments all over the world have started enforcing laws which, so the governments say, should increase national security.

These laws obviously aim at another goal: the states gaining more and more control of their citizens at the cost of our privacy and freedom.


Trusted Computing

Very impressive animation:Trusted Computing by Benjamin Stephan and Lutz Vogel.

Trusted Computing – Sounds great…. is it?

If the industry doesn’t trust you, why should you trust them?


Pulp Fiction in Typography

I like this one: probably because I’m also in a transitional period!

Bad Mother Fucker

A Bad ass animation of Jarratt Moody

Animation Flash Flash video player Open source / Freeware

Convert SWF to AVI (SWF2AVI or SWFtoAVI)

Update: are you looking for a userfriendly, free SWF>>AVI converter? Read also my post about SWF>>AVI

I was always under the assumption that you couldn’t export video with flash.
And yes I know …. there are couple ways to export video but they have some restrictions.

To export from Flash to Quicktime (MOV) means that you SWF can’t be higher than Flash 5 and in the standard export setting AVI and MOV can’t contain script, so everything has to be animated on root timeline even animation in movieclips don’t work.
There is also the possibility to export a sequence of images which has the same restriction…

swf2avi main

But since I use swf2avi I don’t have these restrictions no longer.
Swf2avi is very easy to use (what all programs with 1 aim should be). It’s quite intuitive! So no tutorial will be made by me, not even a small explanation.
Swf2avi will create a container (if necessary) to play your SWF frame-by-frame and creates screenshots of every frame in either BMP or JPG.
This sequence can be translated afterwards to AVI with swf2avi (with the possibility of compression), an AVI can be converted to FLV and play it with a flashVideoPlayer.