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Friday
Aug132010

MacBreak Studio: Custom Shape Styles

This week on MacBreak Studio I talk with Brian Gary about how you can create custom shape styles - fun stuff, check it out on iTunes here or on the web here.

 

Saturday
Aug072010

Motion Tip: Managing Layers

Thursday
Aug052010

MacBreak Studio: Creating Frenetic Text Animation in Motion

Returning to MacBreak Studio, the charming Brian Gary and I discuss creating a fun text animation style in Motion. See it on iTunes here or on the web here.

Tuesday
Aug032010

Apple Motion & Cinema 4D: The 3D Motion Graphics Pipeline

I'm presenting a free 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, August 10th which discusses how to use Motion with Cinema 4D to create 3D motion graphics. It has a special focus on getting After Effects users up to speed with Motion quickly. For the full scoop, you'll want to attend my one-day session in Sante Fe, New Mexico in October.

Monday
Jul262010

MGFest SF: Master Motion's Camera in San Francisco this Friday 7/30

As part of MGFest, I'm teaching a one-day hands-on class on Mastering Motion's Camera this Friday in San Francisco. 10 spots only! Get the nitty gritty here and come have some fun!

Monday
Jul192010

MacBreak Studio: AE & Motion Share & Compare

Steve Taylor joins me in a spirited discussion about you can work with cameras in both After Effects and Motion. Watch it in iTunes here or on the web here.
Wednesday
Jun302010

Mastering Motion's Camera Excerpt

Motion 4 has some great features for controlling the camera. In this excerpt from my Mastering Motion's Camera tutorial, I show you how to change the camera's angle of view to create interesting visuals.  You can also play this movie on your iPad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion 4 - Using Angle of View (Movie)

Tuesday
Jun292010

Learn Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, and DVD Studio Pro

If you are a Final Cut Pro user who has yet to dive into the other applications included with Final Cut Studio, have I got the class for you. For the fourth year in a row, I'm teaching a one-week intensive Final Cut Studio Integration class for Digital Media Academy at Stanford University this summer. Dates are Monday July 12 to Friday July 16. There are only a few spots left. Check out the details here.

Tuesday
Jun222010

New Motion Tutorial: Mastering Motion's Camera

Just released this evening, my latest Motion tutorial! This is an intermediate to advanced tutorial that explores how to use Motion's camera in 3D space, in-depth. For details, table of contents, and movie excerpts, head on over to Rippletraining.com.

Sunday
Jun132010

MacBreak Studio: Morphing in Motion

On MacBreak Studio I show Brian a cool morphing effect you can do in Motion using Optical Flow. Thanks to Zak Peric, who runs the very cool site Embryo, for this tip. See it in iTunes here, or on the web here.

Sunday
Jun132010

MacBreak Studio: Ok Go Effect

Back on MacBreak Studio, I show Brian Gary how to create the effect used in the OK Go Video. to see it in iTunes click here; to see it in a browser, click here.

Tuesday
May182010

New Template Pack from finalcutprotemplates.com

The smart folks at finalcutprotemplates.com have released a new pack of templates - called Drop Zones Volume 2, they are "in and out" templates that work as transitions. Very cool. Check them out here.

Friday
May142010

Intro to Motion 1-day class in San Francisco

 

If you are brand new to Motion and want to get a good grounding, this may be just the class for you - if you live in the Bay Area, anyway. Use discount code "Motion" at checkout - take advantage of it.

Tuesday
May112010

New Motion Designer Template - "Screenplay"

Today Ripple Training has released our newest Motion template called "Screenplay" - it is our first true 3D template - this means that Final Cut Pro editors can add a customizable 3D template to their project without opening another application - truly incredible. The template comes in 5 different animation styles and 3 different formats for each. Check out the details here.

Monday
May102010

Animating an Underground Map

I came across this very interesting tutorial on how to create an animated underground ("subway" for us U.S folks) map by Thomas Prinzivalli on the AE Tuts site. What's also interesting are the comments at the end of the tutorial. True, it's a Motion tutorial on an After Effects site, but the comments seem really over the top to me. After Effects, Motion - they are just tools, everyone!

Monday
Apr192010

MacBreak Studio: Motion Font Tricks

Back on MacBreak Studio, I discuss several font-related Motion tips with Brian Gary. See it on iTunes here or on the web here.

Sunday
Apr112010

NAB Post Production World

It's underway and it's been great so far! Posting direct from my iPhone with the SquareSpace app.

Saturday
Apr102010

NAB

I'm in Las Vegas all this week teaching at the Post Production World Conference, part of the massive yearly NAB show. My first class is today, Saturday, and I teach through Wednesday - 9 sessions in all, covering various aspects of Motion. Here is the schedule of all PPW speakers, including myself. If you are in Vegas, I hope to see you! I'll be posting updates on PVC.

Wednesday
Mar242010

MacBreak Studio: Adjustable Master Templates

Back on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin a fantastic tip from fellow Motion guru Patrick Sheffield on how to make adjustable Master Templates in Motion for use in Final Cut Pro. This is a good one, folks. Watch it on the web here or on iTunes here. Oh, and buy his book here!

Tuesday
Mar232010

Motion Library Expansion Pack: Shapes Volume 1

Motion's Shape objects are incredibly versatile and powerful. You can adjust their edit points, style them using the outstanding style presets, and animate them with Shape Behaviors to write-on, wriggle, and spread out or assemble -even in 3D space.

I've released a new product: 101 everyday Shape Objects. Read more...