Kinetic Type Video – Franklin D. Roosevelt Flag Day Speech

Pictured above: Franklin D. Roosevelt is giving one of his many fireside chat speeches during World War II. Source: Archive.org

This video is a kinetic typography project where I created a 15 to 20-second video based on a famous speech. Only text was used and animated throughout the video. Considering recent events regarding police brutality and various protests that occurred last summer, I wanted to focus on a speech that could deliver a sense of unity and purpose. To this end, I choose a segment of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 Flag Day speech during World War II.

The goal was to arrange and animate the words from the speech to give visual unity and balance between the one or two primary words of each line from the address. The biggest challenge in this project is to only rely on the layout of the text throughout most of the composition.

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