Jamie McCallister has knowledge and experience that surpases most people in this industry. Based in London (UK), Jamie teaches and supports high-end clients around the world, including the BBC, Granada, MPC, Sony Pictures, and Apple themselves.
Motion is plastic surgery for video. Once you know how to pilot Motion, you can manipulate video in every imaginable way. Watch as veteran video technician, Jamie McCallister shows you the pro view of using this program.
In 86 separate videos (easily referenced through Chapter and Section) you'll learn the key techniques you'll need to master Motion. Starting with a refresher course in video theory, Jamie progresses to explore the Motion interface and how it is used to create Motion Graphics
You'll also learn how to expedite work-flows using "round trips" between Motion and other Apple Pro Apps, how to keyframe animations and effects, and how to use Generators and particle systems to create interesting textures for your videos.
There's lots on offer in this program ... check out the Table of contents below for more information.
Motion sure has come a distance compared to nowadays. None the less it still a very powerful moving graphics tool. This tutorial definitely covers a large topic.
michael mccartney wrote on December 25, 2008
Jamie presents his tutorials in a most relaxed yet insightful way. definately worth a look.
Ole Joergensen wrote on July 18, 2008
Easy to understand.
Maybe a little to much waiting when Motion
is progressing, a cut in the film clip will have shorten it.
Anyway I enjoyed it especially the knowledge concerning television!
Chris Gearhart wrote on November 27, 2007
This course was a love-hate thing. On the negative side, As other reviewers have noted, it was somewhat tedious. The instructor just didn't cover ground very fast. He covered very small steps multiple times and sometimes slowly. There was alot of quiet space, and there was alot of waiting with the instructor while things rendered. On the positive side, if you are patient, you will learn the basics of getting around Motion! The course did what I paid it to do!
S Sandford wrote on July 21, 2007
This "walk through" series of lessons is well suited for someone looking to get their head wrapped around the basic concepts of Motion 2 and digital video editing in general. It sets the stage for Motion 201 by the same author.
Peter Morris wrote on March 24, 2007
Sorry but this does not press my button. I have more than a dozen excellent MacProVideo tutorials but this is dull, slow and, frankly irritating. I'd ask for my money back, except that it came in a bundle and it would cost more than the price of this element to buy the others separately.
Come on MacProVideo - tighten this up, get some energy into it, get a decent script and reissue it. Jamie knows his stuff but is not a presenter.
Andrew Hamilton wrote on February 23, 2007
I bought the Motion bundle and have worked through this 101 version. Its really a great product. Its broken down into manageable segments which allow for interruption or multiple sittings. I have used the Total Training for After Effects and it was P-A-I-N-F-U-L to use. I got through one disc and gave up. Not so with this set up. I downloaded it and went to work. The instructor does move a bit slow at times and this version could use some "tightening up" but overall a great value for the price. I can actually find my way around Motion and accomplish much of what I bought After Effects for.