Add Sounds and Music to your Animation in Flash
● Sounds and Music must be:
✓ SHORT - Don't use songs over 500 kilobytes in size (1/2 MB).
✓ FREE - No copywrited music.
✓ APPROPRIATE - Music should match the look and feel of you composition.
✓ MegaByte Size
Other People's Work:
Here are example of work inspired by this tutorial …
Step #1: Find Some Music ~
✗ Click here: http://freeplaymusic.com/ and go to:
(For Sound Effects, go here: http://www.findsounds.com)
✗ … search by Feeling or whatever, just find something appropriate that matches the look and feel you want for your work …
Step #2: Download the Audio ~
✗ Once you find something, click …
✗ … then click on the cart …
✗ … choose In Classroom License …
✗ … then hit Proceed to Checkout …
✗ … give them your email and name, and download the zipped file.
Step #3: Download the Audio ~
✗ Expand the zipped file in your Downloads folder (or wherever your downloads go) and locate the smallest size megabyte of the song.
Step #4: Import into your Flash File ~
✗ Then go to: File > Import > Import to Library and import that file into Flash.
✗ Hey! I got an error!
✗ Some MP3's wont import because of high bitrates.
✗ If so, Right-Click the file and open it with Adobe Audition …
✗ … go to: File > Export and select "Change" …
✗ … and lower the bitrate to 128.
Step #5: Open Scene 2 of your Flash Video~
✗ Remember, the Rubric states that background music should play ONLY AFTER the start-button is pressed - therefore you must put your music on Scene 2, so hit Shift+F2 or go to: Window > Other Panels > Scenes and open Scene 2.
Step #6: Make a New Layer and Click Frame 1 ~
✗ Make a new layer and name the layer Music …
✗ … then click on Frame 1 of the Music layer.
Step #7: Sound ~
✗ Open Properties (keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+F3), select Sound and open your import.
✗ If you want to REMOVE the audio,
Step #8: Options ~
✗ The sound will play as many times as you set:
✗ Set the music to play as many times as needed to last the whole video.
Step #9: Lower the Volume ~
✗ Click the first frame of your music layer …
✗ … click the pencil icon under Properties …
✗ … and lower the volume as shown:
Last Step: Save and View your work ~
✗ View your work by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Enter
✗ Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.fla]
• ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.
Other Resources: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ and http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtm