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Intro to Effective Digital Sound Design in Final Cut Pro X

by Jon Acosta

Enhance your film project's storytelling by designing fantastic audio. In this course, you'll learn sound design techniques and various tools in Final Cut Pro X, creating your own soundtrack along the way. Software required: Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2.

What you'll learn

Strong audio design is extremely important for films or videos to be able to tell their stories. This course, Intro to Effective Digital Sound Design in Final Cut Pro X, will help you take weak, unusable audio and turn it into workable sound. First, you'll learn how to set up your media project, exploring the how and why of using sound effects, audio filters, and compositions. Next, you'll learn how to combine your audio and camerawork with tools such as the A/V synchronization tool and the multi-camera angle editor to best tell the story you want to tell. Finally, you'll learn how to use keyframes, set up surround sound, and finalize your soundtracks. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to leverage the power of audio in every video you create, as well as produce a fully-customized 5.1 surround soundtrack for your short film, promotional video, or sizzle reel. Software required: Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2

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Intro to Effective Digital Sound Design in Final Cut Pro X

About the author

Over the last decade, Jon Acosta has been capturing and orchestrating visual stories on camera in just about every spectrum of the production industry (including industrial, creative, television, etc). Acosta’s passion for evoking emotion into a room full of strangers began at the age of 12. He spent his earlier years interning for a successful post-production studio in Atlanta, GA, teaching Final Cut Pro at Apple Inc as a certified software trainer, and managing his own production company betwe... more

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