• Project III – (Final) Mise-en-Scène – Audio Only – Teacher’s Demo (5)

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♫ – Adding Audio Clips  >

STEP   by   STEP  >  N O T E S :

21. Open this link (in Safari or Firefox) >  http://freemusicarchive.org  (FMA: Free Music Archive… offers music for NON-COMMERCIAL use only!, and asks that we credit selected soundtracks/songs… (Musician, Song, Album) made available for ‘Fair Use’ (in our case) >

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*Note: On this website… search the ‘GENRE’ menu > for ambient, classical, electronic, experimental, jazz…. INSTRUMENTAL music (without lyrics… as these can interfere with the ‘reading/viewing’ of your type animation), to act as the audio clip (that will accompany your singular video clip).

*Note: When selecting a ‘song’ – listen for the ‘amount of sound’ that matches the time-frame of your completed (singular) video clip… at the beginning of each song you sample (in my case… it was 38 seconds, that I needed to measure… aligning image + sound).

22. After selecting a song, open the display page >

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*For that song: write down the details you will be listing (on note-paper) – to credit the musician/author of your soundtrack:

* Name of Song:

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* Name of Artist:

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* Name of the Album:

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*VERY IMPORTANT: Click on the button, on the right side of the page that reads >

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… to make sure the song you have selected… is available for ‘Non-Commercial’ use >

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*Crediting the source of your audio might look like this >

– Audio/Soundtrack: “The Adumbration,” by Kai Engel, from his album; “Deathless: The Renaissance”

23. Open iTunes

24. Go back to the FMA window (for the ‘Free Music Archive’) and *DOWNLOAD the SONG you have SELECTED, which will appear in iTunes (under its given category… such as Classical, Jazz, Electronic etc…) >

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25. Save the ‘songtitle.mp3’ to your drive (and/or desktop), on a MAC: this is a simple ‘drag and drop’ from iTunes onto your drive (folder) or desktop >

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*This is your ‘AUDIO CLIP’

*To combine your video + audio clips (… and create an audio-end-fade…) on your final composite animation… continue to the next (tutorial) demonstration…

Questions? EmailAM32@sunywcc.edu