Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Wiggling in time to music, part of Editing and Animating to Sound with Adobe After Effects.
In this movie we're going to play around a little bit with durations to find in …how many things happen within a second or how many seconds along something is, …because many effects, expressions, etc., rely on a time unit rather than a frame …rate unit. I'm going to open up the next composition. …Wiggle, Speed, Starter and Ran Preview. (MUSIC) I have my fingerprint sequence …changing in time with the music. Four changes per beat of music or every …16th note. And I have this brand new element a …sensor on top that I want to be hunting around, as if it's trying to find …patterns in the fingerprints. Right now it's just kind of sitting …there, which isn't very interesting. I could try to manually key frame those …different positions every time the fingerprint changes, or I can use …something such as After Effects' automated wiggle expression to do the …animating for me. I'll type p to reveal position, hold …Option on Mac or Alt on Windows to enable expressions for this parameter, and for …
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