Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Film Scoring with Pro Tools
Illustration by Richard Downs

Film Scoring with Pro Tools

with Christopher Brooks

Video: Welcome

Hi, I am Chris Brooks, and welcome to Pro Tools Film Scoring. Pro Tools is the most ubiquitous recording, editing, and mixing platform on the planet. Its wide-spread use on scoring stages and dubbing stages makes it the only choice for many of the tasks associated with creating music for films, television, and other visual media. If you've gotten your feet wet with Pro Tools, I'll help launch you into the world of film music. I'll show you how to create effective session templates.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 3m 33s
    1. Setting up a basic session for video
      3m 33s
  3. 4m 39s
    1. Importing video and setting start code
      3m 7s
    2. Using FireWire output
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 53s
    1. Choosing an appropriate monitor setup
      2m 56s
    2. Setting output paths
      3m 6s
    3. Setting input paths
      2m 2s
    4. Setting insert paths
      2m 9s
    5. Setting bus paths
      1m 40s
  5. 12m 58s
    1. Understanding picture session essentials
      3m 54s
    2. Sharing picture sessions
      3m 44s
    3. Working with OMFs
      2m 34s
    4. Slaving picture sessions
      2m 46s
  6. 11m 3s
    1. Beginning a MIDI cue
      4m 58s
    2. Importing data
      3m 51s
    3. Importing tempo and meter maps
      2m 14s
  7. 20m 10s
    1. Tempo mapping to picture
      6m 24s
    2. Matching existing tempos
      8m 2s
    3. Using Elastic Audio
      5m 44s
  8. 9m 56s
    1. Using multiple clips
      5m 48s
    2. Bouncing QT clips
      4m 8s
  9. 18m 23s
    1. Creating guide Tracks
      5m 0s
    2. Making live recording guide sessions and importing guide tracks
      4m 34s
    3. Creating streamers and clicks
      8m 49s
  10. 10m 33s
    1. Choosing the appropriate timecode settings
      3m 49s
    2. Locking and clocking
      3m 9s
    3. Exploring pull up/pull down
      3m 35s
  11. 15m 5s
    1. Creating a template
      3m 54s
    2. Building a setup for final recording
      5m 10s
    3. Creating a live mix
      6m 1s
  12. 20m 6s
    1. Creating the mix I/O
      3m 58s
    2. Setting signal flow
      6m 3s
    3. Setting up multichannel aux effects
      3m 6s
    4. Working mix groups and a template
      2m 19s
    5. Naming and printing
      4m 40s
  13. 18m 42s
    1. Creating a dubbing stage template
      3m 18s
    2. Assigning outputs for the dubbing stage
      4m 6s
    3. Making a headphone bus
      2m 58s
    4. Using pull up/pull down
      4m 44s
    5. How and why to use sample rate conversion
      3m 36s
  14. 11s
    1. Goodbye
      11s

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
Film Scoring with Pro Tools
2h 38m Intermediate May 25, 2010

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

In Film Scoring with Pro Tools, author Christopher Brooks introduces the tools in Avid's digital recording, editing, and mixing software used for creating music for films, television and other visual media. Its wide-spread use on scoring stages and dubbing stages makes it the ideal choice for many of the tasks associated with creating music for films, television, and other visual media. This course also covers creating effective session templates, preparing recording sessions, and final mixing techniques. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing and displaying video for scoring
  • Setting up inputs and outputs
  • Working with picture sessions and OMFs
  • Importing MIDI data such as tempo and meter maps
  • Matching tempo and beats to existing music
  • Using Elastic Audio
  • Printing guide stems from cue sessions for use in live recording
  • Exploring Pull Up and Pull Down
  • Multitrack recording
  • Mixing tracks
  • Preparing for final dubbing
Subjects:
Audio + Music Mixing Film Scoring Audio for Video
Software:
Pro Tools
Author:
Christopher Brooks

Welcome

Hi, I am Chris Brooks, and welcome to Pro Tools Film Scoring. Pro Tools is the most ubiquitous recording, editing, and mixing platform on the planet. Its wide-spread use on scoring stages and dubbing stages makes it the only choice for many of the tasks associated with creating music for films, television, and other visual media. If you've gotten your feet wet with Pro Tools, I'll help launch you into the world of film music. I'll show you how to create effective session templates.

I'll teach you how to prepare for multi -track recording sessions, using guide tracks, clicks, and streamers, and I'll show you how to set up a final mix with everything that you need to finish your project right. I have produced film scores for over a hundred films and I have developed methods and techniques that I can't wait to share with you. So if you're ready, let's get started with Pro Tools Film Scoring.

There are currently no FAQs about Film Scoring with Pro Tools.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Film Scoring with Pro Tools.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked

Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.