Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding audio, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Importing audio files into After Effects is very similar to importing video files.…As a matter of fact, quite often audio is embedded alongside the video when you…import a video file.…If it's an audio-only file, After Effects takes the most common formats like .wav,….aif, and .mp3. Just select them and import them.…The one thing to be careful though, is make sure you have the rights to use any…music or sound effects that you bring into After Effects.…Whenever you combine audio--music--with graphics, you need a special license, known…as a synchronization license, to put the two together.…
So you can't just rip your audio CDs or download a track from iTunes; …you need to make sure you are using stock music that's already been rights-…cleared, or work with a local musician or band to compose some original music for you.…There are also lots of great programs like Ableton Live, GarageBand, Sony ACID,…et cetera, to make it easier for you to create your soundtracks.…But once you have imported it, now let's play around with how you use it inside a…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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