Looking to visually kick your lyric display up a notch?
If you’ve been to a huge conference (ex: Catalyst) or concert, you’ve probably seen the amazing “sensory-overload” motion graphics that also serve as lyric displays.
With After Effects and about half a latte, you too can create those super-cool “mograph” lyrics to accompany your live Sunday environments.
Here’s a little window into how it’s done:
A couple of final footnotes to keep in mind:
- Running a program that can trigger videos along with lyric slides is definitely a plus (ex: ProPresenter).
- It may be best to make separate videos for verses & choruses. If the structure of the song changes or the band ever sings it differently, it’ll keep you from re-rendering. And that saves time!
- The videos work best when the band sings in a structured manner. It’ll be hard to match the timing if your band doesn’t use a click-track, or no one knows what lyrics are next.
- Interested seeing a few more examples? BigStufMedia has a few current songs, so you won’t have to re-invent the wheel.
So what about you?
Do you use “live lyrics” on Sunday mornings? What’s it like?