Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Time remapping, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
This last timing animation to soundtrack I want to show you is based on a trick I …learned from Lloyd Alvarez years ago. Lloyd Alvarez is another expert After …Effects user. And his basic concept was, when you have …a background or other animation that has visual changes or pops to it, such as …this glass illusions background from Artbeats, wouldn't it be even more …effective if those changes happened in time with your music? …I'm going to start off here with just a sound track that I've already spotted out …for you. And just preview what this background …looks like in relation to that music with no thought put towards timing the two to …each other. (MUSIC).…
They're just random when they're not timed to each other. …There's no impact, there's nothing that ties them together. …It just seems like the video is randomly going on and off, rather than doing it …motivated by the music. Okay. …Let's improve that. In After Effects is a wonderful tool …known as Timer Remapping. It's your ability to keyframe what frame …
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