This is a kinetic typography motion graphics project using an excerpt from the 2009 film Watchmen. The film is based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, originally published in 1986-1987 as a series of 12 comic-books.
To connect with the dark and complex narrative, the typography was produced by hand and used to create a redraw effect through stop-motion animation. The stroke quality and fluctuating movement of the type complements the tone of the narrated passage.The pacing, layout and size of the kinetic typography synchronizes with the cadence, tone and content of his narration.
The recurring ink blot motif in the video is a reference to the character Rorschach who dons a mask with moving ink blots. He narrates the passage from his journal.