Animating Text Exercise

TextExercise from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

JellyText from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

Both videos were created using Adobe After Effects CC 2017.

The first video is from an exercise on It shows some of the basics of animating type. In order to create the first video, I downloaded the exercise files and manipulated some of the layers. I manipulated the position, opacity, and rotation of the text layers to create the effect.

For the second video, I used the concepts from the tutorial to create it. I had three layers in this piece: the video/media, “Jellyfish” text layer, and “The Majestic Story” text layer. By manipulating the text layers position, I was able to make them look like they were moving into the shot. I used a mask on “The Majestic Story” so that it would only appear in the space it is in. On the “Jellyfish” text layer, I manipulated the position so the it appeared to be flying in from the side. I also used a text animation preset in order to make it bounce.


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