Title art animation is all the rage today. You see it on TV commercials, web advertisements, and now it’s even easier to create for quick drop in to a movie clip for YouTube, iMovie, even Final Cut Pro X. How? An elegant Mac app called Animationist which makes title art animation mostly a point and click exercise.
Animationist is a good tool to help you create video introductions using animated titles and objects. It starts with the sequencer which displays keyframes of all objects and grouped in layers.
Every adjustment to the titles or objects is displayed in realtime playback and rendered onscreen instantly. A bunch of built-in filters can be used to create a near infinite number of adjustments on text and objects.
To help you get started, Animationist comes with a number of presets, some simple, others more complex. Text and objects can also be distorted during the animation process for additional creative effects. And, importantly, Animationist exports a finished animation, broadcast quality, that’s easily dropped into iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, or into any movie to be uploaded to YouTube.
Animationist is a good way to create professional title art animations without much expense or time. If you’re familiar with Flash animations, keyframes, and sequencer, then the app is a breeze to use. Otherwise, there’s a learning curve to get your head wrapped around the sequencer and keyframes.
Fortunately, there’s also plenty of samples and presets to help lower the learning curve.