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
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.