Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video The magic tempos, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
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If possible, before we start animating a job, we love to get the music.…The music and the tempo and beats in that music can give us a nice animation…grid for where to place cuts, keyframes, etcetera.…Now when a composer creates music for you in your project, there are some…specific tempos or speeds that they can use that will make your life a lot…easier, we call these the magic tempos.…And indeed, if you have access to the exercise files there's a folder called…Bonus Content that includes a PDF called Magic Tempos.…
In it, we described the philosophy of how the tempo of music maps …to frames inside your animation.…And on the second page we give you a table of what we call the magic tempos,…where specific beats per minute, the tempo that musicians like to think of,…mapped to very clean, even frames per beat, the spacing in frames inbetween the beats.…We gave this list to our musician ahead of time and said, please pick one of…these tempos for the music.…Now it so happens that the subject of this project is about heart attacks.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package