Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Expressing animations to sound, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
In the previous movie I created sets of key frames that were based on the low …frequencies, and the high frequencies, in our sound track, in this comp. …And when you're done, you might want to disable that effect, so it's no longer …changing the quality of your sound. I need it just to create these key frames. …Now let's do something with them. You can continue with the composition you …were working with or open up 4.2 express audio starter which has a very similar …starting point. In either case, I've taken this speaker …layer and already applied a bulge effect to it.…
I've centered up the bulge on this woofer, this large speaker cone in the …speaker, and set its radius out to the edge of the cone for this speaker. …What I want to do is bulge that speaker in time with the music. …Well first let's figure out how wide of a range I might want to bulge it by. …I'll play around with the bulge height, just to get a feel for what value range …may be fun to play with. And I'd say I want to go probably no more …
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