Question: creating an animation sequence based on audio

Hi. I wanted to ask - since I have no formal background in animation, I was wondering how does one sketch a scene based on audio? Do you time the audio? How does one know how many frames he/she needs to fit in and match the audio correctly? I hope I am making sense! 
Mohamed Taha on September 22 at 12:22 PM in Animation
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if you are working digitally (which I highly suggest) when you import the audio into a scene (animation software) you can scrub through the audio to identify where the words start and end and how many frames you have to work between. This will give you a rough timing idea. From there you can plan out your shot and find out if there is enough time for a particular gesture. Shoot reference, thumbnails plan out accents to hit in the audio with gestures etc, there is a lot of planning involved, but its a necessity. 
Sam Traynor on September 23 at 01:15 PM
Thank you so much!)
on September 26 at 03:57 AM
This might help, even if you don't use TVPAINT, but the workflow itself
Nada Fathi on October 06 at 10:25 AM
I think it's by the timing of the animation (Well I think so ! ) You do your animation like usual and then just in between and time until it's matching ? Really good question tho !
Anaïs Coquatrix on September 23 at 05:04 AM