Apple Motion 5 Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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Duration & Times: 3 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

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Course Description: In this hands-on, three-day Apple Motion 5 Training course, you will start with motion graphics fundamentals and move into compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. You will create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Apple Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X. Explore new intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of editing and motion graphics terminology is highly recommended. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Apple Motion:
Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers
Video Editors

Projects That Use Apple Motion:
Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Apple Motion 5 Course Outline

1. Getting Around in Motion
Following a New Paradigm
Opening Motion
Importing Video
Setting a Play Range
Transforming and Duplicating a Clip
Adding Effects
Hiding and Showing the Project Pane
Stylizing with Filters
Framing with a Mask
Compositing with a Blend Mode
Adding Text
Animating with Text
Using Library Content
Arranging Layers
Using Function Keys
Outputting Projects

2. Building a Composite
Setting Up a Project
Creating a Background Using the Inspector
Using Photoshop Files
Compositing with Blend Modes and Filters
Editing in Motion
Making Overwrite Edits
Managing Timeline Tracks
Applying Masks and Using Clones and Importing Motion Projects Creating Animation with Behaviors Adding Basic Motion Behaviors
Stacking Behaviors
Using Basic Motion Behaviors in 3D
Using Simulation Behaviors
Applying Parameter Behaviors
Cloning a Group and Combining Behaviors and Adding a Light

3. Animating with Keyframes
Recording Keyframes
Changing Keyframes Interpolation
Setting Keyframes Manually
Using Keyframes on Multiple Parameters
Working with Multiple Keyframe Curves and Animating Crop with Keyframes
Creating Content with Generators
Shapes and Paint Strokes
Drawing Shapes
Creating a Background with a Generator
Searching for Content
Modifying Animated Content
Masking with Images
Importing Vector Graphics
Working with Paint Strokes
Using Shape Behaviors and Using the Bezier Tool

4. Creating Text Effects
Creating, Formatting and Styling Text Layers
Saving and Applying Text Style Presets
Duplicating, editing and Aligning Text Layers
Applying Text Behaviors
Using the Glyph Tool
Saving a Text Animation Favorite and Adding Motion Blur Working with Particle Emitters and Replicators Using Emitters to Make Particle Systems
Adjusting Emitter and Cell Controls in the Inspector
Adding Cells
Using Emitters from the Library
Replicating Elements and Modifying Replicator Presets

5. Using Audio
Importing Audio
Setting Markers and Keyframes in the Audio Editor
Working with Audio and Video
Editing to the Beat and Animating with Audio

6. Speed Changes and Optical Flow
Creating Constant Speed Changes
Using Frame Blending and Optical Flow
Creating Speed Ramps with Keyframes
Creating Speed Effects with Retiming Behaviors and Using Time Filters

7. Stabilizing, Tracking and Keying
Tracking and Stabilizing a Shot
Keying Greenscreen Footage
Creating Garbage Masks
Correcting Color for Seamless Compositing

8. Publishing Smart Templates for Final Cut Pro X
Setting up the Final Cut Pro Project
Working with Effects Presets
Modifying Effects Presets,Creating Smart Motion Templates
Completing the Animation
Using Build In and Build Out Markers
Publishing Parameters

9. Rigging and Publishing Widgets
Rigging a Checkbox Widget
Modifying
Testing and Publishing a Widget
Deconstructing a Transition Project
Rigging a Pop-up Widget
Using the Link Parameter Behavior
Creating a Final Cut Effect
Rigging the Slider Widget and Publishing Widgets and Parameters

10. Building a 3D Scene
Making 3D Transformations in the Canvas
Converting 2D Groups to 3D
Adding and Working with Cameras
Arranging and Modifying Groups and Layers in 3D Space and Mixing 2D and 3D Groups

11. Animating Cameras and Using Advanced 3D Features
Animating a Camera with Behaviors
Using Advanced 3D Features
Working with Depth of Field
Turning on Reflections
Using Lights and Shadows and Exporting Advanced 3D Features

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

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Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you! 

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.