This was probably the hardest tool I’ve had to try and learn so far. After working through multiple blocks on the way (wrong frame, pixelated text before render, unexplainable disappearance of audio) I finally managed to put together a 15 second clip (which lasts 54 seconds still). Admittedly, once rendered you can appreciate that after a few months of learning AE, it could become beneficial, however for me personally I felt it was to easy to get lost. I was encountering problems that I hadn’t caused, which led me to spend more time on fixing things rather then creating.
I used a short version of Morgan Freeman’s speech on Black History month, because I wanted to try something a little more bolder without any background noise interfering with the dialogue. I cut at the point, where the interviewer becomes dumbfounded, and lost for an awnser.
Overall, I could see myself working on after effects in the future, however I would definitely take a different route in learning as I felt kinetic typography was quite an advanced step for a beginner, something that was also proven when searching for tutorials on how to create kinetic typography (Most would say at the beginning that basic knowledge of AE would be required, shortcuts etc.).