Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
And now, you should have a much better idea of how to edit, keyframe, and …animate your visuals to go along with your soundtrack, be it music or dialogue. …I firmly believe that the tight synchronization of visuals and sound …creates a much better experience. It's something that's greater than the …sum of the whole. You create something that really draws …the viewer in, locks them into receiving your message, and creates something they …want to see again. If your visuals and your music aren't …synchronized to each other, what's the point of having them both. …You might as well just turn one off because one might otherwise be …distracting from the message of the other one.…
But when you tie them together, well, frankly your work's going to be better …than the next person who does not bother to learn and follow these techniques. …So I hope you can put it to work in your own projects. …I hope you had a lot of fun doing so. See you later. …Have some fun. …
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.
This course was created and produced by Chris and Trish Meyer. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- 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