Kinetic Typography – "Christmas" by John Betjeman

[vimeo 34074650

I still have so much to learn with Adobe After Effects, but you have to start somewhere. Final compositing work done in my favourite Sony Vegas. This is free for anyone to use.

A Production quality version can be downloaded from the Agnus Dei Repository: click this link to be taken there

Although I only posted this poem a couple of days ago, here it is again. We’re going to use this video during our Christmas Services this year. If you would like it, you are welcome to it.

And is it true? And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window’s hue,
A Baby in an ox’s stall?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me?

No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with the single Truth compare –
That God was Man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.

John Betjeman