Project 4: Time and Motion

  • The words appear too fast on the screen and is unreadable.
  • Follow a grid
  • The transition of the D into Du Bois could be replaced with something more reminiscent of my spread.
  • Sociologist, Activist, Designer section seems off, like with the music.
  • Transitions aren’t consistent: Students at Black universities to the infographics doesn’t need a circle to scale up because it leads eye to the corners and forces it to move up to the text.
  • Georgia could be in the background. Think about how it can appear without being in the center of the page.
  • Zooming into the infographics may not be necessary and having “depicting black history, racism, and progress” on top of the infographic could compete with attention and the viewer may not even notice it. Think about how to explain what the infographics showed.
  • Overall, follow a grid so elements align and is cohesive and think about adding slight grain to make it more reminiscent of the time period.
  • Firstly, they said that the reveal of the “D” is unclear similar to what Yoshi said. When I changed it to repeat “Du Bois” like my spread, they said that it was redundant. To fix this, I think that I may align the “Du Bois” and highlight the letters to spell “Bois” and transition that into the next scene.
  • I was struggling with timing for the “students at HBCU” scene and they suggested to slow it down and make it more readable, I should immediately show the text and have the outline of Georgia be drawn with a mask and transition that into the next scene.
  • They also said that while it is interesting to show the transition from the hand drawn type to the typeface created by Tre Seals, I should not include a zooming effect into the infographics because it does not fit with the rest of the animation because of how slow the zooming is, and it takes up too much time and is difficult to read the “Black ___ in America” section so I think that I should immediately show the infographics close up instead of zooming in which would leave time for viewers to read the text.
  • Take a step back and reevaluate what you are trying to communicate
  • Some of the transitions and way of communication is not appropriate for the context and content.
  • Readability is a big issue
  • Composition of some needs to be reevaluated because there is too much competition.
Final Animation

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