when do you apply silent background audio and when you don`t apply

marcinzm wrote on 2/18/2021, 1:14 PM

Hello,

 

I often wonder whether apply and add background music for different footage or don`t apply it.

Can you you write me when you add silent background music for your videos and when you leave the narration without any background music even if it is silent music.

In what kind of footage you add it and what kind of footage you don`t add it?

Can you share with me your expressions about it?
Regards

Marcin

Comments

rraud wrote on 2/18/2021, 1:52 PM

Music type and when to add it and how loud ,is a subjective decision up to the director and/or producers.

Technically, it can be brought up and down in volume in a number of ways. Adding a volume envelope is probably the most common. "Insert> Audio envelope> Volume" (keyboard shortcut: V)

Turd wrote on 2/18/2021, 2:36 PM

Music (and/or SFX) set(s) a mood. It's art. Some gifted people naturally understand that art, some can learn it, and some just can't. Silence sometimes sets the exact mood you want.

In my opinion, there are no hard-set rules, but some (ab)uses are obvious. You don't have clown music in the background of a catastrophic explosion unless the mood you're trying to set is slapstick comedy.

I'm not sure what you mean with your question about "silent music".

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marcinzm wrote on 2/18/2021, 3:14 PM

@Turd By "silent music" I meant music which has decreased volume to low level, so it is not loud music, but little audible music

Thank you all for your comments. I agree with you with 100%.

walter-i. wrote on 2/18/2021, 3:47 PM

A very interesting overview of the history and the use of sounds in the film industry this film offers (while in German, but you can turn on the subtitles)
It is shown and explained on very good and well-known film scenes what the "makers" have thought.

Is not exactly what you asked, but it helps to develop a sense of what could fit for what opportunity

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marcinzm wrote on 2/19/2021, 3:45 PM

@walter-i Unfortunately, this video is not available in Poland.

walter-i. wrote on 2/19/2021, 5:33 PM

Too bad, is really well done.

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