Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro

Overview

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer depth of Apple's mammoth video editing software Final Cut Pro? In Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro, video effects expert and instructor Kevin Monahan helps narrow your focus by tackling the software purely from the perspective of its motion graphics and special effects capabilities. His style is passionate yet approachable, and he provides plenty of hands-on tutorials to get you started actually using the software. Along the way, you'll learn the most essential and ...

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Overview

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer depth of Apple's mammoth video editing software Final Cut Pro? In Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro, video effects expert and instructor Kevin Monahan helps narrow your focus by tackling the software purely from the perspective of its motion graphics and special effects capabilities. His style is passionate yet approachable, and he provides plenty of hands-on tutorials to get you started actually using the software. Along the way, you'll learn the most essential and efficient concepts and techniques--many undocumented elsewhere. A DVD with trial plug-ins, sample project files, and QuickTime movies accompanies this richly illustrated, four-color book--required reading for anyone interested in creating spectacular effects and motion graphics with Final Cut Pro.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321179159
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2004
  • Edition description: BOOK&DVDRM
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Monahan has been working in the professional video arena for more than a decade and has a long list of notable clients, among them Pixar and Electronic Arts. An Apple Certified trainer for Final Cut Pro, Kevin was the founder and co-chairman of the first-ever Final Cut Pro user's group. Kevin has been teaching Final Cut Pro at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco since 2000.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Setting up Your System.

2. Pre-Project Considerations.

3. Adding Effects.

4. Animating Effects.

5. Layer Techniques.

6. Transitions.

7. Color Correction.

8. Alpha Channels, Mattes, and Keys.

9. Composite Modes.

10. Video Generators.

11. Filter Techniques.

12. Titles and Motion Typography.

13. Speed Effects.

14. Integrating Other Applications with FCP.

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