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Final Cut Pro X Guru: Motion Graphics in Motion and After Effects

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Overview

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Final Cut Pro guru Nick Harauz shows how to create motion graphics using Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and After Effects.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before taking the course
  • Using the exercise files
1. What Makes Good Motion Graphic Design?
  • Making good motion graphic design
  • The principles and elements of composition
  • The rules of animation
  • The basics of color theory
  • The power of inspiration
  • Working with limitations
  • Meeting the deadline: Time management techniques
2. Motion Graphics in FCP X
  • Creating an animated lower third: Part 1
  • Creating an animated lower third: Part 2
  • Importing and animating a Photoshop file
  • Building a dynamic background
  • Working with Motion or third-party templates
  • Timesaving techniques
3. Publishing from Motion to FCP X
  • Understanding rigging and publishing
  • Options for sending clips from FCP X to Motion
  • Keeping your projects organized
  • Working in real time
  • Creating animated text with behaviors
  • Saving, locating, and viewing your published content
  • Creating and publishing animated 3D text with Motion content: Part 1
  • Creating and publishing animated 3D text with Motion content: Part 2
  • Importing Illustrator and Photoshop files
  • Animating an Photoshop file in Motion
  • Adding a 3D camera to the animation
  • Creating and publishing a custom transition
  • Working and publishing effects to FCP X: Part 1
  • Working and publishing effects to FCP X: Part 2
  • Timesaving techniques in Motion
4. Sending FCP X Clips and Projects to After Effects
  • Options for sending clips to After Effects
  • Keeping your projects organized
  • Working in real time
  • Working with and animating After Effects text with presets
  • Animating After Effects text manually
  • The power of After Effects shapes
  • Importing Illustrator and Photoshop files in After Effects
  • Animating an Photoshop file in After Effects
  • Adding a 3D camera to the logo animation
  • Options for animating Illustrator files
  • Exporting a logo animation to FCP X
  • Replacing or connecting After Effects projects in the FCP X timeline
  • Using Automatic Duck AEX import
  • Timesaving techniques in After Effects
Conclusion
  • Good bye

Taught by

Nick Harauz

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