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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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Motion 2 DVD tutorial?

Hey, guys. I'm about ready to purchase the Final Studio Package. I'm completely new to Motion 2, I've never used it. I'm going to be shooting some tv commericals here soon here soon. Being competely new to Motion 2, I'm looking to buy some dvd tutorials for it. This is where you guys come into play. Are there any in particular you can recommend? I'd like to get a few that we'll give me a introduction to it all, just the basics and whatnot. I'd also wouldn't mind getting some for intermediate users and experts. I've done a little research so far on them, however I figured it be easier just to get your guys input, and what experience you've had with dvd tutorials for Motion 2. So, if there are any in particular that you've watched, and helped jump start your learning for Motion, let me know! It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot! Take it easy.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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I found bunches with a google search, but I've found free tutorials on the web as well...the VASST podcasts through the itunes store has motion some motion stuff...and some http://www.creativecow.com too.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #3
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I know! There are tons out there... I just gotta choose which ones.
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Douglas,

I've seen most of the DVD-based training videos out there for Motion and a few other of the Apple Pro apps; I'm sure they cover the required material very well but for me the actual presentations were so droning and monotonous I just couldn't stay with it for more than 5 minutes at a stretch.

What you might want to consider as an alternative, which became my preferred method for self-learning, are the Apple Pro Training series of books. They are very well written with good course structure and come with follow-along lessons with media disks. I found it more engaging and faster than the DVD's I've viewed and a lot easier to navigate than pushing "pause" each time I was at a section in a DVD I wanted to try and having to navigate between the video I was watching and the video I was trying to create.

Not everyone benefits from book-based learning but I'd pick up a used copy from Amazon and try it out before spending hundreds of dollars on a DVD set that might make you want to pull your hair out.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Those are very good, as for the online video training, I haven't paid a dime for it yet. Most of them will give a good flavor of different things you can do with the program. Even watching the really advanced stuuff with no clue what's happening with a very keen eye will help you pick up on the finer points of the workflow. Dig, everything is on the net for free...everything...I can prove it...but this is not an 18+ website ;)
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Douglas,

I've seen most of the DVD-based training videos out there for Motion and a few other of the Apple Pro apps; I'm sure they cover the required material very well but for me the actual presentations were so droning and monotonous I just couldn't stay with it for more than 5 minutes at a stretch.
I've gotten a lot of mileage from www.lynda.com. For $25/month you can view their entire online library. They have two tutorials on Motion, but I learned DVDSP using their training and became more adept with FCP when moving up from FCE. When I needed to brush on a program, $25 gets me a months worth of training and then I can cancel. Annual rates are slightly less/month.

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Old March 28th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #7
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Being competely new to Motion 2, I'm looking to buy some dvd tutorials for it. This is where you guys come into play. Are there any in particular you can recommend? I'd like to get a few that we'll give me a introduction to it all, just the basics and whatnot.
Hi Douglas.

There is an introductory DVD "Getting Started in Motion" by Ripple Training for US$79. I have just purchased it but haven't had a chance to go through it yet. I have a number of their other training DVDs and have found them all excellent.

On their website, they have a couple of excerpts (Quicktime movies) from it which you can download to see if the DVD is right for you. The link is:

http://www.rippletraining.com/gettin...in_motion.html
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