Core Concepts of Apple Motion

Course Summary

In Core Concepts of Apple Motion, we will focus on familiarizing ourselves with the program, address any changes from legacy versions, tour the interface and learn how to set up projects effectively and correctly. We will get right into the animation process and explore the basic of animation in motion to create Motion Graphic compositions.

Upon completion of the Core Concepts of Apple Motion training participants should understand the basics of compositions, how to properly set up projects, effectively create and import assets as well as proper use of generators. Student will learn how to use the library built into motion to create and publish their compositions onto various platforms.

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Course Outline:

Session 1-

  1. Introduction
  2. Creating a new Project
  3. Getting Started
  4. Importing Media
  5. Working with timelines
  6. Using the canvas
  7. Animation in Motion
  8. Creating text layers
  9. Introduction to Behaviors
  10. Review of Lesson

Session 2-

  1. Review of previous lesson
  2. Using shape layers
  3. Shape layers extended
  4. Brush and animated paint strokes
  5. Generators
  6. Creating compelling compositions
  7. Publishing and exports
  8. Review of lesson

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Who this class is for:

Anyone interested in learning core concepts in animation and compositing using Apple Motion. This class is geared towards novices to visual effects and motion graphics, as well as professionals who may have used other visual effects software previously. – Additionally this class is recommended for professionals new to Apple Motion.

Duration of class:

12 total hours of training delivered in two 6-hour sessions across two consecutive days with breaks every hour and a half. One hour lunch break.  This class includes examples, as well as exercises for the student to complete.

 A background in video production is recommended, however it is not required. – Apple Motion, along with the remainder of the Final Cut Studio is Mac OSX exclusive. General familiarity with Mac is required for class participation. If you have any questions about your suitability for class please contact us.
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