Resident tech Andrew Maclean has some top tips and handy links for you to make your lyrics on screen. Remember the FREE deadline for this year’s AGK is the 14th of October!
Here are basic tutorials on how to add text for Final Cut , iMovie and AfterEffects.
However when doing it on FCP I prefer to layer two text tracks, two
different colours. Then animate crop on the clip in the upper track and
crop as the lyrics are sung. You need to keep audio scrubbing on to hear
when to crop the upper text and reveal the higlighted colour. You will
need to do this line for line and a lot of grunt work is required but
you can save time by copy and pasting any repeated lyrics (as long as
they are repeated to the same timing).
I have also been playing with the free TunePrompter program
all morning and it seems simple enough … just follow the screen
instructions… import tune copy and paste lyrics …sync by hitting space…
make video then import that to whatever editing software you are using.
However I would change to Quicktime in preferences to make it easier to
overlay in your editing software.
TunePrompter is a free download, 100% safe and virus free from Softonic.
Fellow YNYer Morgan Cahn‘s
top tip is to choose a famous karaoke classic and searched online for a
karoake video …if it was text on a coloured background, rip it, then use
the chroma key in your editing software to get rid of the coloured
background and insert your video instead! You get the lyrics already
sinked to tune, which means you can concentrates on the visuals!
I hope this has helped and if you have any top tips please join our AGK Helpdesk on Facebook and post them up! You can submit your video to the AGK by following this link.