Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Polishing the final audio mix, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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There's nothing more distracting when you're watching a video than bad audio.…When you can't hear the person speaking or there is distracting background noise, it…really takes you out of the moment.…For that reason, it's really important to spend some serious time focused on the audio mix. Let's take a look.…Like most editors, I like to adjust my interface before I start mixing audio.…In this case, I don't like one of the pre-built workspaces. Instead, I just like to get my vertical…drag arrows and just drag this centerline all the way to the top.…
In one little move I've expanded all of the tools that I want to use, that's the timeline,…the toolbar, and the audiometers, and I've hidden everything that I don't want to use.…There is no real need to look at the video constantly while I'm mixing the audio.…I may have to look at the video occasionally, and I can just pull this down like a window…shade and reveal the video as much as I need it. Second, I do want to take note of the meters.…The audiometers are the only way that you have an outside reference to what you're mixing.…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and other footage
- Pulling selects and presenting ideas
- Building sequences and scenes
- Creating title graphics
- Animating images
- Adjusting b-roll shots
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files