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I was working on my final animation for my animation class the other day and my sister happened to be looking ove rmy shoulder. She happens to be studying art and communications at an other school, but she took particular interest in the fonts that I used in my animation reel. To be honest I just grabbed a font that looked like it matched my art style to keep it looking consistant, but she didn’t feel that it wasn’t quite right. Then  she introduced me to a new word, “kerning.” Wow did that blow my mind. I had no idea what she was talking about, and I felt rather dumb, but it just proves my point that some animators have no clue what they are doing when it comes to fonts.

My main focus was the consitency and the placement, and everything had to support my story. In fact I really wanted the words just to settle in the background (I was gonna replace it with sound anyway) , they didn’t mean as much visually, as my animation did, but I guess some people beg to differ.