A couple of days ago I was asked to create a countdown sequence for a motion graphics project. Instead I built a tool that works as a timer/countdown for different scenarios. It works as a regular timer, based on the project's length. It also works as a countdown, based on the project's length too. But the beauty of it is that it also let's you input totally custom values of time and animate them using keyframes, this enables you to stretch the time interval as you see fit. I hope you find a good use for this setup, it's quite simple to built! If not, at least you have learned something new. If you are interested, you can watch my other tutorial on how to easily animate an analog clock (vimeo.com/118818232). That's also a good exercise in Xpresso. Don't hesitate to share the knowledge! Feel free to ask questions or comment on the subject!