Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new session and importing the video/dialogue, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
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Before we can jump into making music, we first want to get our session set up accordingly.…Now, I'll be working here in Pro Tools, but I've provided all the raw assets in…the exercise folder that you can work with in any DAW that supports video.…So I'm going to start here by creating a new session, and I'm going to go ahead and…work in our delivery format of AIFF at 48 k.…Now, if you decide to work at 44 or Wave, it's not that big of a deal, you can…always change the sample rate later. But I figure, since we know our delivery…format, we might as well work with that from the get go.…
And here, I'll go with 24-bit interleaved and Stereo Mix for my I/O settings.…Go ahead and save this as H plus commercial.…So I have an empty session here, and what I want to do is bring in my video track,…make sure that the frame rate in the DAW is set up correctly, and I want to bring…in my dialogue and temp music, make sure everything's synced up so then I can move…on to scoring the music. So I'm going to pull up my Exercise Folder…
Note: While the composition of the music for this course takes place in Pro Tools, a majority of the content will be about the creative process and translates to almost any DAW.
- Reviewing the creative brief
- Working with temp music
- Choosing an appropriate tempo
- Marking keyframes
- Creating a theme
- Breaking down client feedback
- Implementing revisions
- Printing the music for delivery
- Understanding basic music licensing and publishing principles