Hour 10. Including Sound in Animations

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What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • How to import and use sounds in keyframes

  • Audio concepts such as sample rate, frequency, and compression

  • How to apply tricks to minimize sound's impact on file size

Sound really makes a movie come alive, but the power of audio is subtle. People often don't even notice or remember the sounds you use. But create a movie without sound (or with bad sounds), and the audience notices right away. The effect of audio is often sub-conscious, and that's what makes it so powerful.

Regardless of why sound is useful, it's very important to use audio effectively because it's invariably the largest portion of an exported movie's file size (with the exception of video half of which is audio anyway). There's no reason to allow the audio to add more size than it has to. Unfortunately, there's no "Make the Audio Come Out Good" button. The choice between good audio and a small file size is more of a battle than a balancing act. It's simply a matter of understanding the technology, and that's the goal of this hour.

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