Intro to Effective Digital Sound Design in Final Cut Pro X

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 25, 2016
Duration
4h 36m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Intro to Effective Digital Sound Design in Final Cut Pro X
Importance of Clean, Crisp, Perfect Audio 4m Setting up the Project Properties 2m Creating File Structure in FCP X Explained 3m Setting up Media & Importing Events 6m Exploring the Browser Window 6m Checking the Clip Based Magnetic Timeline 9m Exploring Sound Compression Formats 10m Utilizing Audio Leveling and Matching 9m Exploring the Audio Inspector 8m Absolute vs. Relative Audio 5m Activating Playback Loop and Audio Enhancements 7m Blending FCP X Audio Enhancements 9m Working with Voice Over Enhancement Effect 9m Using the Adaptive Limiter and Fat EQ Effects 8m Pasting Attributes to Similar Clips in the Using the Timeline Index 10m Audio/video Synchronization Tool Explained 5m Multi-camera Synchronization and Channel Configurations 7m Multi-camera Angle Editor Explained 8m Managing Multi-camera Angle Composites 5m Cutting Multi-camera Composites on the Timeline 6m Audio Editing the Multi-camera Composite on the Timeline 8m Adding Audio Effects on Multicam Sync Containers 5m Using Audio Fades and Shapes 9m Exploring the Noise Gate Tool 8m Exploring the Fat Eq 10m Exploring the Compressor 9m Rules for Stacking Multi-effects (In 1 Track) 4m Adding Music to Your Timeline 7m Adding Sound Effects to Your Timeline 10m Using Keyframes to Control Audio & Effect Levels 6m Applying Keyframes in the Inspector and Audio Animation 7m Getting Started with Surround Sound 6m Exploring Pan Modes and Room Design in 5.1 Surround Sound 8m How to Retime Sound Effects for Impactful Storytelling 9m The 2 Golden Rules for Creating Audio/visual Masterpieces 4m Selecting Music and Auditioning Musical Tracks 9m Cutting to the Beat Using Markers in the Primary Storyline 9m Critiquing Compositions and Customizing Music Tracks 12m
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 25, 2016
Duration
4h 36m
Description

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

About the author
About the author

Acosta is best known as a digital media consultant and mentor for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. He is also co-founder and product manager of Woowave DreamSync, a software designed to synchronize audio and video without the need for timecode.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
(electronic music) Hi everyone. My name is Jon Acosta. I'm a video editor over at Pixel Links Labs. My latest projects include promotional videos for multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Apple. In this course, we are going to focus on audio production inside of Final Cut Pro 10. And we'll be doing this from a psychological perspective with the goal of evoking emotions through sound design. Some of the major topics that we'll be discussing in this course will include: effectively managing audio inside of Final Cut Pro 10's interface, understanding how to manipulate frequency, tonality, and dynamic range, how to work with 360 degree surround sound, best practices for repairing damaged or weak audio, and finally, how to choose the right sound effects and right music to trigger emotional responses in your productions. By the end of this training in Final Cut Pro 10, you will be able to fully composite an effective soundtrack that goes beyond the frame and resonates with your audience on a much more fundamental level. I'm excited to share these often overlooked techniques with you inside of Final Cut Pro 10. So let's go ahead and get started with the first lesson.