Stewart Smith

ASCII lyric music videos

ASCII lyric vids are music videos made primarily of a song’s lyrics rendered as computer text and animated over time to pair with the vocals. [What is ASCII?] These pure lyric vids are distinct from representational ASCII art vids which use glyph shapes as abstract textural components, rather than as text meant to be read. These genres are not mutually exclusive, however. [What is ASCII art?] To celebrate being blown away by the new Petula Clark video, here are a few notches in the genre listed in reverse-chronological order. If you know of more do mention it.

Petula Clark—Cut Copy Me (2013) Portal 2—Want You Gone (2011). The not-so-surprising sequel. The Chameleons - Up The Down Escalator (2010). A fan video by Mr. Nicky Ramone using my Jed source code as a base. Portal—Still Alive (2007). Written by Jonathan Coulton for the ground-breaking game Portal. Grandaddy—Jed’s Other Poem (2005). A fan vid made-good. By yours, truly.