Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing dialogue to music, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Now that I have the dialogue spotted, I'm going to spot the music and do a real rough cut …to align the dialogue to the music. …If you feel you already have enough practice spotting music you can jump to the end of …this movie and just see the little rough cut that I do to put the two together. …With the soundtrack selected I'll type LL to reveal its waveform, and make sure its audio …switch is on, or otherwise I won't see it, and drag its line underneath it in the Timeline …panel to make that waveform taller. …Press Home to the back to the start of the composition and press a decimal point key …again to preview the soundtrack.…
(music playing) …Okay, there seems to be a few sections of this music, sort of an introduction before …there's any rhythm. …(music playing) …So with the layer selected, Option+* or Alt+* and I am going to type intro here at the very start.…
Drag my time indicator, zoom in a little bit to make sure I've got the right place and …type hit, because that's the first drum hit before we get into the rhythm. …
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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