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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook

Apple Motion 5 Cookbook

by Nick Harauz


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Let's face it, people like images that move. Whether you see images on a moving billboard, walk into a bank with an LCD screen, watch TV, or surf the Web, Motion Graphics are everywhere. With an even greater demand to integrate Motion Graphics in just about every type of video or interactive content there is, this book will help you get there with Motion 5. It's all about creating eye-catching titles, transitions, and effects!

"Apple Motion 5 Cookbook" contains exercises for the beginner and seasoned motion graphics user. You will learn how to navigate Motion's interface and quickly grasp the tools available to you while creating sophisticated and sleek animations in both 2D and 3D environments. Not forgetting visual effects, we will also explore Motion Tracking and Green Screen Techniques that will help you composite like a Pro. Let's launch the application, grab a cup of coffee, and get started on this exciting journey!

The exercises will take you right from creating your very first Motion project through to export. You will learn how to navigate quickly and efficiently through Motion's complex interface and toolsets so that you can focus oncreating your masterpiece!

You will learn how to create a new project and import material into that project from the Media Browser and Motion's vast and rich content library. From there, you will learn to manipulate and animate these source files using Motion's behaviors, classic keyframing techniques, adding filters, and master the built-in tools such as particle systems that will knock your socks off! Last but not least, you will export your projects to a variety of different formats including DVD, as a Final Cut Pro generator, and the Web.

The "Apple Motion 5 Cookbook" contains downloadable content for each chapter and is packed with screenshots and illustrations. After reading this book, you'll be creating Motion graphics and visual effects in no time!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849693806
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Perhaps it was his hypnotic eyes that spellbound Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Richard Branson, and the host of other celebrities Nick has directed and filmed. Conceivably, those engulfing sapphire spheres were responsible for crafting video magic for clients like Diageo, Virgin Mobile, United Way, and Proctor and Gamble. It is possible that those enchanting balls of cool blue fire are what won him placement with Clearwater Films in Vancouver through the Canadian Film & Television Production Association (CFTPA) under the Global Mentorship Program.

But it's not just his eyes that are hypnotic. Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. As an FCPX, Motion 5, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Avid certified trainer, Nick is able to put his BA in Film and Sociology from the University of Toronto to good use.

In 2005, Nick founded C{in}science Productions and continues to work with domestic and international brands to shoot, produce, and cut masterpieces. In 2010, Nick Harauz was handed the opportunity of a lifetime to co-edit a feature documentary entitled 'My father and the Man in Black'; the untold story of 'bad-boy' Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father in the shadow of a legend.

When he is not busy impressing his students at Witz Education and travelling to or from post-production conferences this half Ukranian, half Trinidadian can be found playing tennis.

This is Nick's first book!

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