After Effects CC Animating with Music

After Effects CC is an industry leading motion graphics application. In this course, you'll learn how to incorporate music into any video project using visual effects, motion graphics, animated text, and basic audio reaction effects. Software required: After Effects CC.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2017
Duration
2h 21m
Table of contents
The Fundamentals of Using Music with Video
Animating and Fine Tuning Text Layers to the Beat of the Music
Editing to Music with Masks, Track Mattes, and Animation Presets
Adding Music to Shapes and Layers
Create a Basic Audio Reaction Spectrum
Exporting Your Project and Final Audio Tips
Course Overview
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2017
Duration
2h 21m
Description

Music often goes overlooked by animators, but the truth is music can make or break a video. When you learn to effectively animate to music, your videos will be more captivating, more shareable, and more engaging for viewers. In this course, After Effects CC Animating with Music, you'll learn step by step how to animate to the beat of music to captivate your audience and drive home key points. First, you'll discover how to choose the best music for your video. Next, you'll explore how to edit the music to better tell a story. Finally, you'll learn how to animate text and shapes to the beat of music, and create visual effects using audio reaction spectrums. By the end this course, you’ll know how to efficiently animate a video with music from start to finish, how to edit more intentionally, and learn tips and tricks to to keep your audience engaged. Software required: After Effects CC.

About the author
About the author

Eric Harris is an adventure filmmaker, travel photographer, and award-winning motion graphics designer. He specializes in video marketing content, and works with inspiring brands to tell genuine stories. Eric also develops training for UAV pilots and creative professionals.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone. My name is Eric Harris, and I'd like to welcome you to my course, Animating with Music in After Effects. I'm the Executive Creative Director at Six Four North, and over the years I've become closely familiar with the storytelling power of music. Music often goes overlooked by animators, but the truth is music can make or break a video. When you learn to effectively animate to music, your videos will be more captivating, more shareable, and way more engaging for viewers. In this course, we're going to use music as a storytelling tool. You'll learn step by step how to animate to the beat of music to captivate your audience and drive home key points. Some of the major topics we're going to cover include how to choose the best music for your video, how to edit music to enhance your video and tell a story, we'll cover animating text and shapes to the beat of music, and we'll use audio reaction spectrums to create really cool visual effects. By the end of this course, you'll know how to animate a video with music from start to finish. You'll be able to edit more intentionally and learn tips and tricks to hook your audience and keep them engaged. This course is designed for all skill levels, but some general video editing knowledge and a basic understanding of After Effects will be helpful in the learning process. Animating to music is so much fun, and I think you're really going to like what we create together. I hope you'll join me as we dive in to After Effects Animating with Music, right here on Pluralsight.