Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Spotting music, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Next, I want to bring a copy of our final soundtrack into our Main Comp so we can…edit and animate in time to that music.…We like the synergy you can realize by having your visuals match your audio.…Now to save you time, inside the Final Comp, we've already spotted the music out…for you. And we discussed how to spot music in a previous After Effects…Apprentice lesson, the one on type of music.…But let me show you briefly what we go through to spot music.…I am going to select the audio layer and type LL, two Ls in quick succession to…reveal its waveform;…you can also just keep twirling down until you reveal it this way.…
I am going to type to simplify my display.…I am going to drag this panel a little bit taller so I can see the waveform in…more detail and press the Plus key to zoom in a bit.…As we've mentioned in the previous After Effects lesson, spikes in the audio…waveform usually indicate beats and the onset of notes.…Those are good first guesses of where you might want to place keyframes, where…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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