One Ring to rule them All


Here is my project development:

1. The quote

For this project, there were so many quotes I wanted to choose, but I couldn't find a decent audio for most of them, so I chose this quote from The Lord of the Rings:

"One ring to rule them all.

One ring to find them.

One ring to bring them all.

And in the darkness bind them."

2. Picking fonts

I looked into the actual Lord of the rings typefaces, but I ended up picking the font "Viking", mainly due to its manuscript quality and the round shape for the O (which would be used as a ring). Unfortunately the font only has uppercase and I felt the strokes were too thin, so I picked up another manuscript font that was heavier and more italicized to complement it (Trattatello). Here is my font test:


3. Layout

Since the quote is about a ring, I wanted the focus of the composition to be all around circular shapes. So I planned the animation in a rough sketch storyboard, breaking down the sentences and thinking about transitions: 


And then moved it into illustrator for some detail and a more precise layout, closer to the final result:


4. Screenshots of the Animation


5. Final Animation

And.... it's over, it's done. :) Thank you Jake for another wonderful class!

Let me know what you guys think!


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