Motion 5 tutorials at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X
The latest version of FCP from Apple.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 31st, 2016, 02:39 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi, India
Posts: 507
Motion 5 tutorials

I am now planning to learn Motion. Any idea about good tutorials? Am open to paid tutorials as well. Thanks in advance.
Wild Tiger Productions
Sabyasachi Patra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2016, 03:52 AM   #2
Major Player
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 485
Re: Motion 5 tutorials

I would highly recommend Ripple Training - Motion Archives - Ripple Training
very good value and comes with downloadable training material to follow the courses.

Lots on You Tube as well - try Fox Mahoney and Simon Ubsdell for more advanced tutorials.
Paul Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2016, 12:40 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 1,252
Re: Motion 5 tutorials

Motion 5 is an excellent addition to FCP X. You can do things with it that Hollywood spent tens of thousands of dollars doing just a few decades ago and one can really ratchet up the professional look of the video. A fantastic bang-for-the-buck.

As for good tutorials, there are a lot of good freebee ones out there now but what will separate them is how you relate to the presenter. My preference is for someone who talks slower and doesn’t rush through the steps. Having it organized, like with an outline, is a plus. I never took a paid tutorial because I worked out of a text book and when there was a problem I searched on the Internet to find out how to solve the problem and get past it.

You didn’t mention if you had a book yet, but early on there were really two books available, one of which was “Motion 5, Designing and animating Motion Graphics” © 2012 (I think when “5” was released) by Mark Spencer. It came with a DVD and one could go to a web site for more information. The book is an “Apple Pro Training Series” text book.

A second book, out of print, titled “How to Cheat in Motion” by Patrick Sheffield is excellent to kick-start creative ideas. Basically, it is a compendium of ideas with an abbreviated step-by-step procedure on how to do it. The author assumes some knowledge of how to use Motion 5 and for beginners, in order to use some of these ideas one really needs a text book.

My approach to using Motion without using a paid training series was to make a document outline that followed the book’s chapters. As I went though the lessons I’d write information in the document, especially for those areas where I had difficulties, complete with screen shots. There is an errata list and one can put that info in the document so you know when to look out for the problem, and/or put a Post-It-Note on the page in the book. One of the biggest problems I’ve had is remembering all the details, terminology, etc. One really needs to use what you learn (at least I do), ortherwise it is easily forgotten.

Using Motion creatively in one’s video will really help to separate it out from being just another ho-hum average video.
John Nantz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23rd, 2016, 07:35 AM   #4
Major Player
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Plantation, FL
Posts: 239
Re: Motion 5 tutorials

A little advanced but very impressive and inspiring:
Mark Ahrens
Mark Ahrens is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Pro X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:51 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2024 The Digital Video Information Network