Thanks for joining this course! Welcome onboard if you are looking to upgrade your audio quality in your video editing career. I am Jyi, a full-time audio post mixing engineer that has worked on reality smaller projects such as Youtube videos and vlogs, to bigger scale projects such as commercial videos, reality TV shows and everything in between. I have the chance to work closely with video editors and videographers over the years. This allows me to be able to understand the difficulties faced by my fellow video editor friends, and to come up with a course tailored for video editors or YouTubers like you.
After this course, you will be able to mix the audio for your video projects when your budget doesn't allow you to hire an audio post mixing engineer. Yes, you are able to mix videos in Premiere Pro as well, with just a little practice. However, there is still a huge difference still, to mix audio in dedicated audio softwares/DAWs such as Cubase, Pro Tools, etc. Hire one if you are in a big project and you will know the difference, trust me! Hence in this course, we are focusing on smaller scale video projects of yours. Let's hop on to the course, shall we?
This course will walk you through the whole process of mixing a real-life example of a video project in Adobe Premiere Pro.
File management is important when you have a huge chunk of tracks to keep track. This good habit will be beneficial in the long run and you will see that you can work more efficiently and more effectively.
This is a good start in understanding your audio mix. Getting a good balance just with volume/gain can save you lots of time in the future.
EP3: What is EQ
EP4: What is compression
Episode 3 and 4 walks you through the most fundamental idea in mixing, which is EQ and compression. With this knowledge in mind, you can dive deeper into other audio topics in the future.
This is a feature in Adobe Premiere Pro. It allows us to crossfades all the cuts that we've done during the video editing process. The tiny details of crossfading the audio cuts will make your video sounds so much more professional and cleaner!
If your recording has noise in it, don't worry! This episode will teach you how to clean up the noise in your audio.
Clipped audio is quite common when you are working on smaller projects with lesser budget. The audio received might be from a camera source and a distorted audio is a common problem faced. We work on fixing the clipped audio in Adobe Audition, since Adobe Premiere Pro doesn't have the function yet while we are producing this course.
A short walkthrough in showing few different ways to balance your audio mix in Adobe Premiere.
Listen to your audio before we start mixing and try to identify the problems that you hear. Understanding the bigger picture is a good approach instead of simply jumping into mixing blindly.
This is a feature in Adobe Premiere Pro that allows us to assign the audio type and make quick and easy mix to your project.
Here comes to "main course" of the course! All the preparations from the previous video come in handy when we are in this step. Watch this video and see the thought process that's going through when mixing. Apply it or tweak it to suit your project.
Mastering might be a little new to most video editors, in this course we touch on simple mastering techniques to make your video sounds competitive to the other videos out there!
PS: Special thanks to WebTVAsia in allowing me to use the video project as an example.