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The Righteous 

We are doing a short series at our church all based around the title “Power in His name”. My wife Cathy was speaking for one of the sessions and had a list of verses from Proverbs all based around righteousness. So rather than just reading out the words Cathy thought it would be more memorable and interesting if we used a kinetic text motion graphic video, although she didn’t call it that.

So first up is audio, without the audio there’s nothing to time the animation. I record straight into Audition using my trusty Zoom H4, this way I can chop, change and rerecord quickly. Once I am happy with the file, there is a little editing to clean it up. After that I drop in some background sounds to fill it out.

Now into After Effects to type, tween, transform, and time all this together. This was my first time doing one of these videos and it took two full days to complete. The majority of the time was spent animating each of the words into place.

It’s a little over a minuet, I hope you enjoy it.


The path of the righteous is like the morning
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

The LORD is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life
The lips of the righteous nourish many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
Righteousness delivers from death.

The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;

No one can be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
Though the righteous fall seven times, they will rise again,
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever.

The wicked flee though no one pursues,
but the righteous are as bold as a lion

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