If you are looking for ways to edit music within your video to help control the pacing and intensity, there are a few things that you should know.
First off, you actually don’t need music and can instead just let the scene play dry.
If you do want to implement music, the best way to do so is either have it play through important moments or start the music at the peak of the important moments.
Figuring out ways to implement music into your scenes can make a world of difference.
- When moments are important, you should start the music because that will let the viewer know something important is about to happen.
- You also can have music play during the most important moment of a scene, such as the climax or right as the peak happens.
- In stead of playing music, you can just let the scene play by itself so viewers focus more on facial expressions and dialogue.
“To explain this further, let’s take a scene from the 2015 film Terminator Genisys without any music and place a cue underneath that adds some emotional weight.
Generally, you want to edit the cue to reach its peaks and valleys at the appropriate time in your scene depending on the emotions your trying to convey.”