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

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Overview

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

We've all seen the ads. "Looking for video editors. Experience with motion graphics and After Effects required." If you're looking for a job as a video editor in today's market, being able to produce professional-looking motion graphics is an absolute necessity. Luckily, motion design is something you can learn. Join Nick Harauz as he takes you through a variety of motion graphic workflows for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and After Effects.

It starts with the principles of good design: composition and color theory, inspiration and limitations. Nick then works through three chapters of timesaving, practical motion graphics techniques. Learn to create a lower third, animate a Photoshop file, and build dynamic backgrounds in Final Cut Pro. Discover how animate text, create moving 3D text, and build custom transitions in Motion. Then find out how to send FCP clips to After Effects and animate, light, and export your work. By the end of the training, editors will have a basic comprehension of motion graphic design techniques and the essentials for transitioning between these three powerhouse applications.

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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