Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Faux lip sync, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
BLANK AUDIO. This same idea of creating keyframes …based on the amplitude of the audio waveform for any audio files inside your …composition, could be extended to dialogue as well. …Doesn't need be used just for music. I'm going to open up this Comp 4.3, Faux …Lip Sync Starter Where we have a mannequin with a mouth, that's currently …closed, and a bit of dialog. In this case from an, early, Apollo, …Lunar Rover mission. >> Well, I can see that I'm going to …have to keep my eye on the road. Boy, there's, it's really rolling hills, Joe.…
>> I increased, the volume a little bit, to make the waveform a little more visible. …I might even go a little bit louder than that, and bring my audio panel back …forward again, so I can really see what's going on. … >> Well, I'm going to see I have to keep my eye on the road. …Boy there's, it's really rolling hills, Joe. … >> That would be a lot of movements to manually keyframe, so let's automate this …I'll go to animation. Keyframe Assistant > Convert Audio to Keyframes.…
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