An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)


3 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X. This hands-on course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and moves into compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. 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.

Course Objectives

  • Creating Smart Motion Templates and publishing them to Final Cut Pro X
  • Creating parameter rigs to quickly adjust related parameters with a single control
  • Understanding behavior-based animation
  • Using keyframes to create animation
  • Creating content with Generators, shapes and paint strokes.
  • Stabilizing and tracking media
  • Animating cameras and using advanced 3D features.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for students who are looking to learn more about creating motion graphics using Motion and who prefer hands-on, interactive instruction.

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Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Motion Fundamentals

  • Getting Around in Motion
  • Building a Composite

2 - Animation

  • Creating Animation with Behaviors
  • Animating with Keyframes

3 - Motion Graphics Design

  • Creating Content with Shapes, Generators, and Paint Strokes
  • Creating Text Effects
  • Working with Particle Emitters and Replicators
  • Using Audio

4 - Visual Effects Design

  • Speed Changes and Optical Flow
  • Keying and Compositing

5 - An Introduction to Publishing and Rigging

  • Publishing Smart Templates for Final Cut Pro X
  • Rigging and Publishing Widgets

6 - An Introduction to 3D

  • Building a 3D Scene
  • Animating Cameras and Using Advanced 3D Features

Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Nov 8, 9, 10
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ENROLL $1,595.00

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