The Top 5 Most Viewed Kinetic Typography Videos of All Time
What makes a Kinetic Typography video successful? Well, there’s no real recipe but it definitely takes a mix of great content and cool visual effects to go viral.
Moving lyrics, messages and movie scenes.
Today we are covering the most viewed kinetic typography videos on Yotube. I hope you enjoy our countdown!
#5 Shop Vac (kinetic typography animation)
This is one of my favourite kinetic typography videos. Uploaded on November 13th, 2010 by user jmheather, this is truly a master piece. According to the video description the author spent between 500 to 1000 hours working on it. The result is amazing, a clever addition of several familiar corporate logos are added to the animation and the attention to detail is uncanny. The song on the video is Jonathan Coulton’s Shop Vac, I’m certain Jonathan Coulton is very thankful for jmheather’s video since it now has over 1 million views.
#4 Fight Club – Chemical Burn – Kinetic Typography
Fight Club is undoubtedly a master piece. The filmography and storytelling is genius. From the special effects to the photography, director David Fincher managed to craft one of the most acclaimed movies of all times. Graphic artist Sebastian Jaramillo ( http://www.sebastianjt.com ) gathered over 1 million views on his video which portrays one of the most dramatic scenes in the movie the “Chemical Burn” scene.
#3 V for Vendetta in Kinetic Typography
Chris Silich took one of the most clever dialogs in the V for Vendetta movie and turned it into a beautiful rendition of kinetic typography. The clip is only 1 minute and 40 seconds long but managed to receive over 1.6 million views as of January, 2014. This is the second movie dialog that makes the list giving us the impression that using a clip from a popular movie might be a good trick to make your kinetic typography video go viral!
#2 Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language
Although this video is over six minutes long, the text and animation combined with Stephen Fry’s elegant voice makes it interesting from beginning to end. According to the creator of the video, Matthew Rogers, this was his first kinetic typography video. Needless to say he did a terrific job and the video now gathers over 2.1 million views.
#1 Portal – Still Alive typography
This video was uploaded to Youtube on September 20th, 2008 by user Kilrok. It was created using the final (credits) song for the game Portal, which is a very original and catchy tune. I remember the first few times I heard this song it really got stuck in my head and I memorised most of the lyrics although never having playing Portal in my life. The video tops this list with over 2.6 million views!