Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring audio refinements, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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.…
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- 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