Using a scene from a short film, you’ll learn some important tips for choosing the right music tempo to underscore character or augment a scene’s pacing. You’ll also learn several ways to efficiently edit picture to music and vice-versa.
Play or Record any Instrument
Jumping into GarageBand, you’ll get a quick tour of the UI, then begin creating rhythm tracks with a Drummer and a few software instruments. You’ll even learn how to record your own melodies using the built-in MIDI keyboard.
Create Custom Music Arrangements
You’ll work with Apple Loops to create a cool and jazzy bumper for a YouTube show open before moving on to creating a moody atmospheric score for an action sequence using Alchemy, the world’s most powerful Synth.
Keep Your Music Volume in Check
Learn industry-proven techniques for mixing in Final Cut Pro X, including how to keep the music from competing with the dialogue using a process called “EQ Carving.” You’ll also learn the pros and cons of using royalty-free music and where to find some of the best tracks.
This tutorial was created for Final Cut Pro X content creators who want to become more proficient when choosing, editing, arranging and mixing music. This tutorial covers both Final Cut Pro 10.3 and GarageBand 10.2. Users who are new to Final Cut Pro X should purchase Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training before working through this tutorial. There is no prerequisite for GarageBand.
Software Version: Final Cut Pro 10.3 or later and GarageBand 10.2 or later. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Mary is a professional Video Editor and Composer with over 25 years experience in video and film production. She has worked on wide range of productions from coast to coast including shorts, PSAs, Trailers, Music Videos, Documentary and Independent Feature Films. As a Lead Trainer for Apple’s pro video apps, Mary trained other trainers in the US and Europe and was a presenter at major industry shows including NAB, Mac World, Government Video Expo, DV Expo, and Broadcast Educators Expo. Her corporate clients include: Apple, Pearson Education, The Golf Channel, CNN, BBC, CBS, UPN, NBC, Showtime, Spike TV, Cox Media, Avid, Universal Studios Florida, Disney, Sea World and Hallmark. In addition to professional production and training, Mary is the best selling author of over a dozen industry training books including; Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand (all versions), Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack, Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack Pro, Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Final Cut Studio, and Media Composer 6: Part 1 – Editing Essentials (Avid Learning).Full Bio
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