DMA 155: Typography in Motion


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This is the class website for DMA 155: Typography in Motion. You can see what the assignments were below, and some highlighted student work.

Assignment 4: Type narrative

Students were asked to tell an original one minute story using animated type.

Here are some highlights:



Aedan Arko



Janice Kim



Priscilla Brinshot



Dougal Henken



Tim Suglian



Margaret Chang



Jennifer Young



Dongyi Wu



Assignment 3: DMA physical type ident

The assignment was to create a 10 second branding piece featuring "DMA." This was a physical type excercise, meaning that students needed to somehow create the type physically, then document the kinetic type with photos and/or video.

Here are some highlights:



Margaret Chang



Dougal Henken



Katie Stratford



Tim Suglian



Dongyi Wu



Matthew Rigodanzo



Assignment 2: Five Degrees

Create a 20-30 second animated piece that transitions between several words. Students were asked to start with a single word ("Action"), and to create a list of 5 total words that connect to one another. From each word they took a 2-3 letter combination and came up with another word that incorporated that letter combination.

Here's a selection of some of the work:



Janice Kim



Margaret Chang



Matthew Rigodanzo



Tim Suglian



Dongyi Wu



Bessie Kim



Assignment 1: Static Type, Edited

The assignment was to create a typographic edited piece featuring text messages or online chats. No keyframe animation was allowed (i.e. no scale, rotation and position animations). Using simple editing, students were to "animate" a sequence that depicted the content and tone of the text message or chat conversation.

Here's a selection of some of the work:



Tim Suglian



Janice Kim



Priscilla Brinshot



Jennifer Park



Dongyi Wu



Warmup Assignment: Fluid Type

Each student was given two letters in sequence (i.e. A & B) and a stack of 3x5 flash cards. They were asked to create a simple flip-book animation that transitioned between their two letters. The transitions were to be abstract in nature, and color wasn't allowed. The result is a sort of crowd-sourced alphabet animation.

This is the final, unstabilized animation, edited together and missing several letters since there were a few absences on the first day of class.