One of the tricks to effectively using audio in your After Effects animation is…to make sure that the audio is actually appropriate to your animation.…Like this is a very fun animation of these penguins dancing around, but the music…is more of like a cool jazz sort of thing.…Let's see how they work together.…Press 0 to RAM preview. (music playing)…Maybe, but I'm not convinced.…
Let's try another audio track.…I go down to my Sources folder, and I am going to bring in a track…called Playhouse.aif.…That's another format After Effects accepts.…I will drag it in here.…I'll turn off the speaker, or the audio mute for my other audio track.…Put them close together so I can keep an eye on them.…Now let's try the Playhouse track. Go to RAM preview. (music playing)…Yeah! That's a funner piece of music.…
I think that has more of the vibe of the penguins.…I am going to use that one instead and delete the CoolGroove music.…Ideally, I want to line up parts of the video or the animation to my soundtrack.…I need to study the audio track and mark important parts in it that I might…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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