Motion 4 101
Core Motion 4
Genre: Video
  • 77 Videos
  • 4h 13m
Michael Wohl is Apple's Courseware & Manual author for Motion 4 - Learn how Motion works from a true insider!
Back when desktop video editing was just a sparkle in every film editor's eye, Michael was busy creating Final Cut Pro. Learn Final Cut Pro from one of the original designers of this incredible piece of software!
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Motion is an amazing app for making motion graphics and other animations for your video projects. In this 5-hour tutorial you'll learn everything you need to know to confidently incorporate Motion into your Final Cut Pro workflow.

Produced by Michael Wohl, our Star Final Cut Studio Trainer, this tutorial begins with an overview of the Motion workspace that takes you through all the major editing windows while showing you how file management works in Motion 4.

You'll move on to get deep instruction in creating Text & Shapes, using Generators, Behaviors, & Filters to automatically create animations, and working with items in your project to create drop shadows, skews distortions, and other creative effects.

Animations wouldn't exist without keyframes, so there's a detailed section on how to tween items to create your own custom animated presentations. The tutorial ends with a focused exploration of Particle Systems and Replicators - two of the most powerful (and complicated) tools available inside Motion 4.

You'll also learn how to use Motion 4 to drop the background out of Green Screen shots, and even motion track items on screen to assist you in the process of creating complex matte effects.

This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the detailed menus and keyword search functions to quickly find topics of interest - that's the essence of NonLinear Educating® ... !
Section 1: Section 1: Motion Basics
Section 2: Section 2: Editing Item Properties
Section 3: Section 3: Text, Shapes, & Generators
Section 4: Section 4: Behaviors & Filters
Section 5: Section 5: Advancing Your Edits
Section 6: Section 6: Using Behaviors
Section 7: Section 7: Animation & Keyframing
Section 8: Section 8: Using Masks
Section 9: Section 9: Particle Systems
Section 10: Section 10: Exploring Replicators
Section 11: Section 11: Other Cool Stuff
Section 12: Section 12: Motion & Final Cut Pro
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