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After Effects CC Animating with Music

by Eric Harris

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.

What you'll learn

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.

Table of contents

Course Overview
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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.

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