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.
Motion design tips and tricks
Saving time in motion graphics workflows
Organizing your Final Cut Pro projects for motion graphics
Understanding the Final Cut Pro and Motion workflow
Understanding the Final Cut Pro and After Effects workflow
Creating animated lower thirds and graphics
Creating animated logos
Importing and exporting files from Final Cut Pro