Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring audio refinements, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
The last thing I am going to do is just tweak this dialogue track to make it sound a little bit better. …It's a big thin, a bit tinny. I can give it a little bit more gravitas just using a simple …effect like Audio > Bass & Treble. …The first thing I will do is just crank up the bass all the way. This is a fairly subtle …effect, but let's go ahead and preview that. …(music playing) …And without.…(music playing) …Yeah, it's a little less edgy with that bass in.…
Let's cut the treble back a small amount, like maybe only -25%, just to get rid of some …of the scratchiness. …Now oddly enough, this is almost the opposite of what I normally do with dialogue. Yes I might …add some bass, add some gravitas to the voice. …But if I need more intelligibility, I'll actually add a little bit of treble to the voice just …to give those higher frequencies and higher harmonics to help something cut through that …makes them more intelligible. …But since this is already very trebly, very scratchy, I am cutting it a little bit.…
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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