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Motion 3 Days | 21 hours | $1099 PLUS TAX

This three-day workshop gives students a solid introduction to Motion, Apple’s motion graphics application. The course covers interface fundamentals, particles, blend modes, layer organization, fundamental multi-layer editing techniques and advanced text effects. Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro editing course 

Getting Started

  • » the interface
  • » creating and transforming objects
  • » controlling the timing pane
  • » setting essential preferences»
  • » customizing the keyboard
  • » smooth preview playback
  • » introducing markers and audio
  • » adding assets to a project
  • » using the library
  • » working with layers and groups
  • » using blend modes

Animating with Behaviors

  • » adding and adjusting behaviors
  • » adding multiple behaviors
  • » trimming and sliding behaviors
  • » using custom presets to create a slideshow

Keyframing

» animating manually using keyframes
» using the record button
» using the keyframe editor
» combining keyframes and behaviors

Working with Text

  • » adding and formatting text
  • » using text styles
  • » the transform glyph tool
  • » animating text
  • » working with text on a path
  • » creating credit rolls

Working with Video Footage

  • » match move: four-corner pin
  • » match move: transform
  • » stabilization
  • » retiming footage with behaviors

Using Filters

  • » applying and adjusting filters
  • » applying multiple filters
  • » timing a style with filters

Using Masks and Shapes

  • » creating and adjusting shapes
  • » using shape behaviors
  • » creating and adjusting masks
  • » creating masks with objects

Keying Green Screen Footage

  • » compositing green screen footage
  • » refining a key
  • » refining a green screen composite
  • » color-correcting elements

Using Advanced Creation Tools

  • » understanding generators
  • » applying text generators
  • » creating particle systems
  • » making adjustments to a particle system
  • » using particle behaviors
  • » creating paint strokes
  • » animating paint strokes
  • » using the replicator
  • » replicating video

Working in 3D

  • » viewing a scene in different layouts
  • » working with lights
  • » adjusting lighting and reflectivity
  • » creating and adjusting shadows
  • » creating replicators in 3d
  • » creating particles in 3d
  • » creating text in 3D

Controlling Cameras

  • » working with cameras
  • » creating depth of field
  • » using camera behaviors
  • » create interest with the focus behavior
  • » animating cameras with camera framing

Working with Audio

  • » adding and adjusting audio
  • » adding audio markers

Exporting and Sharing Files

  • » sharing files
  • » creating a pre-render
  • » archiving a project

Working with Rigs and Templates

  • » creating drop zones
  • » setting up rigs: slider rigs
  • » setting up rigs: pop-up rigs
  • » making templates for motion
  • » making templates for final cut pro
  • Runs on request for 2 or more people