A strong foundation in audio editing will make your videos better, allowing your viewer to remain in the story and stay more deeply engaged.
A fundamental element of filmmaking is audio production. Without it, the story, can’t fully be experienced. Connecting the visual impact with an auditory experience is key to storytelling. How sound is shaped, how it's mixed and what sounds you hear change the viewing experience immensely. Throughout this course we’ll use adobe cc 2015, specifically premiere pro and audition. However, the concepts covered are not program centric and can be used no matter what tools you choose. This course is all about audio and its relationship with video. Hand in hand working together. We’ll start off with what frequency is, how to shape it and what tools are used to manipulate it. Then we’ll move on to signal processing effects, covering what phase is, and other effects like flanger, phaser and chorus. Continuing covering effects, you’ll learn what echo, delay and reverb are and how they work. Then on to sound effects. Covering all 4 types from foley to hard effects, background and lastly sound design. From there we cover dynamic range, what it is and how to control it using a compressor, limiter or gate. When on-location and the audio is unusable, or the script changes after a scene has been shot or dialogue inflection simply needs to be changed, you’ll need to use adr or additional dialog recording. Learn what adr is and when it's needed, what you’ll need to know when recording adr and how to edit it. While we’re on editing, we’ll also look at the goal of editing, and the different types of edits you should know how to do. Then in the last segment, we’ll cover mixing, including what makes a good mix and how to achieve balance, along with many other tips and tricks. Throughout this course, keep in mind, these are best practices and are a great place to start when addressing audio production. Take these tools and be creative with them. It's been said, if it sounds good... It is good. A strong foundation in audio production will make your videos better. It will allow for an immersive experience that, when done properly, will keep your viewer in the story and more deeply engaged.