How to use Filmstro to make music for an action movie
In this tutorial we’re taking a look at how we used Filmstro to create the music for our short film Renegade. Filmstro is available for purchase on the FXhome store, and the demo version comes with 5 free tracks for you to try. This is the Filmstro interface. You start by importing the video you want to add music to. Then choose the song you want to listen to- you can see lists based on genre, mood, or the kinds of instruments. Drag the song down into the theme section, and you’re ready to start composing.
Each song has three sliders: momentum, depth, and power. What you can do is play your video, and adjust the slider for each setting in real time. Filmstro will keyframe the position and apply it to the song to create a dynamic composition. You can also keyframe the sound from the video itself and the volume of the whole song. Here’s what it sounds like when you’re mixing. Once you’ve got the keyframes set, you can move them around to get the beat just right.
This green bar represents the song, and the white tick marks represent the hits. When you’re done, you can export either just the audio as a wav file, or finish off the project and export everything as an mp4. You can find Filmstro on the FXhome store. Be sure to check out our behind the scenes video for Renegade, where we talked about all the other aspects of making the short. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you in the next video.