Haus Haberdasher wrote:
CodeZTM wrote:Q: One thing that you do very well is audio manipulation. If your videos (Cyrus Virus, Synthetic Heroine and Zomboleo) are any indication, audio cuts or volume level adjustments sound incredibly natural and well timed. Where'd you learn how to do this, and what makes you enjoy using it?
Actually, I didn't edit anything in Zomboleo, that was the same edit from Odorikuruu. >_>
Anyway, I learned to do it from trial and error. Originally, I thought that you had to edit to the entire song, even if you didn't like it, which was really confining. Eventually I learned I'd make it easier on myself by editing out parts that didn't suit my needs. One of the earliest examples was for a video I made seven years ago called Date Rape. The song lyric's physical description of the character didn't match what character I'd chosen, so I edited it out......then the instrumental was longer than I had the patience to edit (my typical AMV back then was edited in roughly 3-5 hours), so I hacked that up, too. Now it's pretty much a given that I'll edit a song down. Videos like The Cyrus Virus are really just me fiddling with making the audio/video synch up in a more natural manner.
This is something I've been struggling with. When I edit audio I have a difficult time doing it in such a way that it doesn't sound like the song jumps at the edited part. Guess I just need to practice more.
Yeah, practice is always good. If it helps you at all, I always try to find the parts of the song that are repeated and work from there, the chorus and instrumental parts are good for this. If I'm having trouble telling if my audio edit is noticeable, I turn my head away and play it. If I can correctly guess where it was edited, I know I need to keep working at it. If all else fails, I'll just fake it in a way that works with my video theme. For instance, a "glitch"
works fine in a video about androids.