Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting audio to keyframes, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
BLANK AUDIO. So far in this course, we've been …manually determining where the important points are in our soundtrack, beat music, …or dialog and and then manually placing key frames or otherwise manually typing …in values such as frame rates to match the spacings of those markers. …However, it is possible in a program like After Effects to have the audio waveform …itself directly drive your animation. And that's what we're going to focus on …in this final chapter. I'm going to go ahead and close these …compositions and open up 4.1 Audio to Keyframes Starter.…
Here we have a soundtrack LL, which reveals its waveform and we have a pair …of speaker cones that we'd like to animate in time to that soundtrack. …Well, I could indeed spot the soundtrack and hand keyframe, something such as a …bulge effect on these speakers or we can do this the automated way. …The first thing we need to do is have this sound converted directly into some …form of key frame value that we can later have drive another parameter. …
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.
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- 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