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Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools
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Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

with Skye Lewin

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If you are a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching thus tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. In our Exercise Files folder, you will see the ELI Session folder and the Example Music folder. In the Example Music Folder, you will see both of the songs that we will be editing in this course. In the ELI Session folder, you will se several Pro Tools files. Each of these Pro Tools files is named with the chapter number, underscore, the video number, underscore, and a short description of the content of the video.
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  1. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. A word about the film and music used in this course
      25s
  2. 25m 4s
    1. Creating a template session for working to picture
      7m 29s
    2. Importing a picture file
      3m 17s
    3. What is time code?
      4m 17s
    4. Syncing picture to Pro Tools
      6m 58s
    5. Importing audio files
      3m 3s
  3. 48m 36s
    1. Using the Zoom and View commands
      9m 54s
    2. Utilizing the edit modes
      7m 59s
    3. Navigating with key commands
      7m 57s
    4. Creating and using sync points
      3m 20s
    5. Using the snap editing commands
      5m 16s
    6. Using memory locations
      8m 12s
    7. Customizing crossfades
      5m 58s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Auditioning music to picture
      10m 21s
    2. Editing to acquire multiple sync points within the same "cue"
      6m 2s
    3. Editing to maintain or change the arc/build of the cue to fit the scene
      15m 11s
    4. Editing the start and end of the cue
      9m 55s
    5. Setting up for a 30-second condensed edit
      4m 5s
    6. First pass of a 30-second condensed edit
      11m 17s
    7. Improving the 30-second condensed edit
      14m 41s
  5. 26m 49s
    1. Exploring alternate edits of the same song
      8m 17s
    2. Editing different songs to the same scene
      18m 32s
  6. 11m 25s
    1. Mixing the edit
      5m 26s
    2. Bouncing down the edit
      2m 47s
    3. Compressing the QuickTime files
      3m 12s
  7. 12m 19s
    1. Conforming the edit to picture if the scene has shifted
      5m 27s
    2. Conforming the edit if a shot's length changes within the scene
      6m 52s
  8. 10m 34s
    1. Removing profanities by reversing audio
      2m 8s
    2. Removing profanities with instrumentals
      2m 36s
    3. Keeping a song in sequence
      1m 19s
    4. Layering audio
      1m 36s
    5. Time stretching
      2m 55s
  9. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools
3h 29m Intermediate Oct 27, 2011

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Let music editor and producer Skye Lewin show you a selection of audio editing techniques for cutting music to picture in this course on Pro Tools. He covers the basics of timecode, syncing a QuickTime movie with the Pro Tools timeline, alignment of music to picture, editing music, and editorial techniques that may require editing rights. The course also covers creating alternative edits, conforming edits, and exporting QuickTime movies for presentation.

Topics include:
  • Importing audio and video files
  • Creating and using sync points
  • Using snap editing commands
  • Customizing crossfades
  • Editing to acquire multiple sync points within the same cue
  • Creating a 30-second condensed edit
  • Exploring alternate edits and alternate songs
  • Mixing and bouncing down the edit
  • Compressing QuickTime movies
  • Conforming an edit if the length of a shot changes or if a scene has shifted
Subjects:
Audio + Music Film Scoring Video Audio for Video Post Production
Software:
Pro Tools
Author:
Skye Lewin

Using the exercise files

If you are a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching thus tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. In our Exercise Files folder, you will see the ELI Session folder and the Example Music folder. In the Example Music Folder, you will see both of the songs that we will be editing in this course. In the ELI Session folder, you will se several Pro Tools files. Each of these Pro Tools files is named with the chapter number, underscore, the video number, underscore, and a short description of the content of the video.

If you open any one of these Pro Tools sessions, you will se the session on the same start state as the corresponding video. If you open the session and are prompted for missing audio or fade files, just choose Automatically Find & Relink, which will re-link the audio files, and select Regenerate Missing Fades Without Searching, which will recreate the fade files, click OK, and the session will open and regenerate the missing fades and re-link the missing audio. In our Audio Files folder, you will see the example music that we will be using in this course, and in the Guide Tracks folder, you will see the audio files or the production audio tracks from the ELI clips that we will be using in this course, and you will also see a couple of files that we will be making along the way.

And in our Video Files folder, you will see the three different clips from the short film, ELI, that we will be using. If you are a Monthly member or Annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. So let's get started!

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