Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Case study: Cuts and fades, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
As I mentioned, let's go ahead and bring together several of these concepts to …show you how they all work together in a different piece. …An exercise follows in the 2.6 folder I've included a final movie I did of a …faux PSA on natural disasters. This was originally done for smart sound. …Who created an interesting little piece of software that allows you to customize …stock music to better match the durations and the changes in mood that you need. …They're a good middle point in between hiring a musician and just buying an …already completed piece of stock music. I'm going to open it up inside a footage …panel hover my cursor over the footage panel, press the tilde key to expand to …fullscreen, and quickly queue up a RAM preview of this clip.…
(MUSIC) I'll play it through without talking so you can just see the piece, …and then I'll explain what I did where. >> Natural disasters wreak havoc in …many people's lives. You can be that helping hand that gets …them back on the right track. Donate not just money, but your time and yourself. …
In this course, Chris Meyer teaches you how to "read" an audio waveform to spot the most interesting points to animate to, and then presents a variety of ideas for cutting video and animating movements to match your soundtrack. This includes timing transitions, making staccato cuts, matching the frame rate to the tempo, wiggling in time, expressing animations to sound, motion sketching to music, and more. Although these tricks will be demonstrated inside Adobe After Effects, the techniques themselves are applicable to virtually any editing or animation package.
This course was created and produced by Chris and Trish Meyer. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Reading an audio waveform
- Spotting "hit points" in dialog and music
- Placing markers
- Creating a click track
- Cutting, crossfading, and time-warping video to music
- Timing visual events to music
- Timing animation to music
- Converting audio to keyframes
- Motion sketching to music