Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Matching frame rate to tempo, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
Now that we've key framed our titles to match the feel of our music, let's play …around with a couple more things you can do to tie in your animations to tempos of …your soundtrack. This case, I'm going to play around with …changing the frame rate, the sequence of images, so that they change in time with …the music. I'll double click my comp 3,3, frame rate starter. …I have the same opening title that we've been working on and I have a sequence of …fingerprints that goes over this CSI type background. …Eventually that background needs to get color corrected to match the rest of the …video I fell it would work in a more blue tone than in a red, but let's get on with …what we're really here for, the timing. Sequences in After Effects default to 30 …frames a second. This comp is at 29.97 frames per second, …so we're basically getting a new fingerprint every single frame, which …feels a little fast to me. Let's go ahead and move our work area, I …press n to enter my work area. Look here in the middle, and let's change …
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