Monday, July 5, 2010

Godhead (kinetic typography)

I have been toying with kinetic typography, taking as my next text the Articles of Faith from my religion. You can view my 14-second experiment with the first of these in the video. Below that, a sonnet based on the same statement of belief.

by Gideon Burton
after the first Article of Faith
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

In Elohim, the Father, we believe,
the Sire of our spirits, heavenly man,
who wished for us a body to receive,
to sense the flesh of time, to know first hand
what can be known when one can say, "I am" --
a mortal with immortal yearnings, drained
and full, in surges of both joy and pain.
That we might sense, a little, the I AM,
Jehovah, Jesus Christ, our Bridge to home,
and in His mediation we believe:
the Comforter He promised, we receive,
the Holy Ghost, whose graceful peace has grown
     in patterned wholeness so divine and clear,
     I find my God in all I see or hear.

Feel free to copy, imitate, remix, or redistribute this poem as long as you give proper acknowledgment of authorship.


  1. I like any new way to share testimony. This is beautiful.

  2. These kinetic type videos of yours keep getting better and better.