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    Refining the textures, timing and overall style of my Kinetic Text project for the Video 2 module in LSAD Clonmel
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11th May 2015
v001
Changes Made
General - Removed the warping and movement from all of the background textures
General - Removed the background textures from any verse whose typeface contains a texture
General - Worked on creating smoother transitions between "scenes"
 
Areas To Work On
00:01 - Maybe add something in with the double beat at the very beginning??
00:17 - Planets coming from different sources?
00:25 - Jump in the blue planet? almost as if it missed a frame
00:28 - Jump between pattern landing and verse 1 beginning
01:02 - "You Know" appears a few frames too soon
01:16 - Possibly soften the edge on the pentagon as it flys past?
01:17 - Re-do the animation of "Romance"
01:23 - Timing. "With" doesn't have as much impact as I would like
01:27 - Finish stitching a few frames earlier
01:30 to 01:37 - Timing. In general this section is not well timed
01:42 - Make the word "Day" pulse sooner
01:50 - Add in "You Know"
01:57 - Rethink the fade in of the texture to transition between two verses which are so simular (looks out of place)
02:10 - Let "Girl" last on screen longer
02:10 to 02:24 - Boring. Needs something added.
02:35 - "Material" seems to have dissappeared. Need to add it back in.
02:35 to 02:52 - Timing. This entire section needs to have the timing refined.
02:59 - Add in "You Know"
03:06 - Simular to 01:57, there is no need to fade the texture in for such a brief period of time. Rethink this transition.
03:20 - Make "Girl" more prominent at the end of the verse. The impact of the word is not coming across
03:21 - The spherize effect is causing a distortion in the planet, this effect needs to happen faster or not atall
03:43 - Redo the style of "Material"
03:49 - Add stitching to "Material"
General - Refine the spacing of the stitching throughout all the typography 
 
Suggestions
General - Possibly reuse the idea of a wipe (01:16) elsewhere in the animation
General - Considered diagonals?
General - Reconsider "Mexican Hat"
01:37 - Timing of “No Way” is particuarly obvious
01:59 - Perhaps a blue/pink colour inversion here for the second chorus for variation? 
02:25 - Resync the internal rhythm of the boxes (not matching song rhythm)
02:52 - Reconsider the fade of “And now they’re after me”. Next comp chase off the screen? Moving bars suggest a wipe.
03:29 - Possibly repeating three times vertically?
03:34 - Check timing of the male chorus.
12th May 2015
v002
Changes Made
General - Possibly reuse the idea of a wipe (01:16) elsewhere in the animation. Applied to 02:52, may use again somewhere
General - Considered diagonals. Applied to 03:29, may use again somewhere
00:01 - Added in title screen to go with the beat - note, the title screen will be shown for longer than this, but for the moment I don't want to render it like this as it will effect all the timing notes I have made of issues I had identified so far
00:17 - I'm still debating whether to change the source of the planets, I'm starting to like the way they all come from the one space
00:25 - Fixed jump in blue planet
00:28 - Fix jump between pattern landing and verse 1 beginning
01:02 - "You Know" delayed a few frames
01:16 - Added a motion blur to the pentagon to soften the edges
01:17 - Recreated the animation for "Romance"
01:23 - Retimed this section
01:27 - Finished stitching a few frames earlier
01:30 to 01:37 - Timing. Retimed this section
01:37 - Retimed “No Way”
01:42 - Pulsing the word "Day" in time with the waiver in her voice
01:50 - Added in "You Know"
02:10 - Allowed the word "Girl" to last on screen longer
02:10 to 02:24 - I think the extension of the word "Girl" from the previous verse really helped this section, but I also added in a pulse to the stars which now twinkle in time with the music as well as adding in some planets.
02:35 - Added back in the missing "Material" (was just hidden behind another layer)
02:35 to 02:52 - Retimed this section and added texture to both of the "Material"s
02:52 - Removed fade from “And now they’re after me”. Used a wipe of strips to transition to the next comp. (chase off screen)
02:59 - Added in "You Know"
03:20 - I think the smooter transition to the planet has given the final line of this verse more impact, may look at it again to see if the word "Girl" still needs more emphasis.
03:21 - Smoother transition to spherize effect
03:29 - Created a more complex version of "Material" being repeated, using various angles while building into a larger design
03:43 - Style of "Material" redone
03:49 - Stitching addded to "Material"
 
Changes Still to be Made
General - NOT YET COMPLETED - Refine the spacing of the stitching throughout all the typography
General - NOT YET COMPLETED - Reconsider "Mexican Hat"
01:57 - NOT YET COMPLETED - Rethink transition
01:59 - NOT YET COMPLETED - Colour inversion
03:06 - NOT YET COMPLETED - Reconsider fade (Simular to 01:57)
03:34 - NOT YET COMPLETED - Retime Male Chorus
 
New Areas to Work On
General - Refine the masks in the Chorus to ensure there are no lines left between sections
03:43 - Add texture to "Material"
03:49 - Add texture to "Material"
01:30 to 01:37 - Timing still looks wrong
01:37 - "No Way" still happening too fast
01:42 - Pulsing of the word "Day" is still out of time with the waiver in her voice
 
Decisions Made
02:25 - Considered resyncing the rhythm of the boxes, but I feel that this could result in a jumpy animation. I have retimed this section, just to see will it make it fit better. Will look at again. Error in this section as I accidentally exported a doubled up version of the audio from the comp's layers
14th May 2015
v003
I have reached my upload limit for the week on Vimeo, so I'm using YouTube for these last few progress uploads. I will upload them to vimeo next week and replace the links then, just to keep the project consistent and all in one space.
 
Changes Made
General - adjusted the overall composition (moving elements in and out of comps) - need to ensure this hasn't had any visual impact
01:30 to 01:37 - Timing. Retimed this section
01:37 - Retimed “No Way”
01:42 - Pulsing the word "Day" in time with the waiver in her voice
01:57 - Transition changed
01:59 - Inverted colours of chorus on every second repitition
03:06 - Transition changed
03:29 - Created a new version of the "Material" fade, which I feels works better with her voice
03:34 - Male chorus retimed
 
Changes Still to be Made
General - Add in 3D Element
General - Add in Video Footage at the end
General - NOT YET COMPLETED - Refine the spacing of the stitching throughout all the typography
General - NOT YET COMPLETED - Reconsider "Mexican Hat"
 
New Issues
00:26 - Soften landing of texture
00:32 to 00:41 - timing
00:48 to 00:54 - timing
00:56 - Add stitching to circlar text
01:23 - Remove stroke from text
01:58 - Wipe on the new comp using the "L" instead of the "G"
02:09 - Move "Girl" as soon as stitching appears
02:15 - Remove bounce from planet
02:28 - "Material" is appearing 3 seconds too soon
02:48 - Faster transition between "Me" and "Rich"
02:50 - Remove bouncing from "after"
03:19 - Add stitching to "Girl"
03:22 - Gap in chorus planet
03:21 - Remove bounce from planet
03:29 - Increase the opacity of faded "Material"s
03:34 - Delay "ial" 2 frames
 
Decisions Made
03:43 and 03:49 - Decided not to add texture to "Material" - Looks suitable to just have the stitching
15th May 2015
V004
Changes Made
General - Added in my 3D element (coin - see https://www.behance.net/gallery/26223645/Kinetic-Text-3D-Element)
General - Added in Footage at the end of the song to finish up the story
00:26 - Softened landing of texture
00:32 to 00:41 - Retimed this section
00:48 to 00:54 - Retimed this section
01:23 - Removed stroke from text
01:58 - Using the "L" to wipe on the new comp instead of the "G"
02:09 - Readjusted the animation of "Girl" so it moves as soon as stitching appears
02:15 - Removed bounce from planet
02:28 - Retimed the appearance of "Material"
02:48 - Sped up the transition between "Me" and "Rich"
02:50 - Removed bouncing from "after"
03:19 - Added stitching to "Girl"
03:22 - Turns out there wasn't really a gap, it was just the way the two textures were meeting. I have adjusted them so it no longer looks like a gap
03:21 - Removed bounce from planet
03:29 - Increased the opacity of faded "Material"s
 
Changes Still to be Made
General - Fix masks on chorus (lines appearing between lines)
General - Fix spacing in stitching on all text
03:34 - Delay "ial" 2 frames
 
New Issues
00:00 - Render out with opening title sequence once all issues resolved
00:45 - Timing of "they can"
01:26 - Skip in the stitching of "i'll"???
01:33 - Increase impact of "but" hitting "lie"
01:39 - Add colour to "only boys that save their"
01:58 - Smoothen the way girl moves before it wipes across screen
02:24 - Add stitching to "ow"
03:21 - Remove popping from stitching added to "girl"
 
Decisions Made
General - Decided to keep the spaceship at the beginning of song, as I feel it connects well with the synth in the audio.
00:56 - Decided against adding stitching to circluar text
15th May 2015
Final Version
Changes Made
General - Fixed masks on chorus (lines appearing between lines)
General - Fixed spacing in stitching on all text throughout the song
General - Tidyied up the project hierarchy
00:00 - Rendered out with opening title sequence
00:45 - Retimed "they can"
01:26 - Redid stitching of "i'll"
01:33 - Increased impact of "but" hitting "lie"
01:39 - Added colour to "only boys that save their"
01:58 - Smoothened the way girl moves before it wipes across screen
02:24 - Added stitching to "ow"
03:21 - Removed popping from stitching added to "girl"
03:34 - Delayed "ial" 2 frames