Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing a text animation, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
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In the previous chapter we focused on the subject of doing video cuts and cross …fades in time to music. In this chapter we're going to take it up …a notch and talk about animating text presets in effects, altering frame rates …of sequences, and even playing around with editing expressions in After Effects …again in time with music or dialogue. We're going to start with simple text animation. …In my comp3.1, using Text Preset Starter I have a variation on the video edit …we've been working with for several movies. …In this case, I happen to have built it from the bottom up.…
I have some hard cuts in addition to my crossfades, and a couple of other minor …differences, but that's not why we're here. …We're here to talk about now how we animate text on top of this video, and …also make its animation time and work well with the music. …Now, the very first thing I'm going to do is put the text in a nice place. …I'm going to press the Apostrophe key in After Effects to bring out my title and …
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