Apple Motion Professional Training 01- Introduction and Getting Started

Apple Motion Professional Training 01- Introduction and Getting Started

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my name is Stanislaw Robert Luberda
with AV-Ultra and today you were going to be learning about Apple motion here’s
something that we’re going to end up creating an Apple motion here so I’ve
got a little bit of a background so you can see we’ve got our text coming in a
little logo we had some reflection in there alright that looks great before we
go ahead and jump in on this let’s talk about exactly what motion is so I’m
going to close this out here and I’m going to go ahead I’m going to launch
motion here motion is an animation program a compositor a motion graphics
tool and a tool that I can use for VFX it’s very comparable to let’s say After
Effects so why would I want to use motion instead of After Effects well
there’s a couple reasons one if I’m working with final cut pro motion plugs
right into it in fact a lot of the tools that I use in motion end up in Final Cut
so a lot of the graphics or effects happen on the fly in Final Cut and I can
render very quickly it’s kind of a pipeline between those very similar to
say After Effects and Premiere working together
another reason is price so if I pull up my Creative Cloud experience here and I
want to buy a copy of After Effects unfortunately I can’t just buy it and
own it the best I can do is something that I like to call renting the software
once a month and if I want just After Effects that’s going to run me 20 bucks
a month if I want to use say After Effects and Premiere which I typically
do a lot that actually runs me $50 a month here now there are different plans
for businesses and students and teachers so because I actually am an instructor
over at a couple colleges you know typically I fall into something like
this however in the past I’ve definitely had to use this option here
so this is about fifty dollars a month and so let’s say just even 12 months
there you’re looking at about six hundred bucks for the program now if I’m
buying motion I have a total one-time cost of $49.99 so why wouldn’t everybody
just use motion well one most people just equate video effects with After
Effects or let’s say a different program like nuke now motion for 50 bucks is a
phenomenal price there is so much I can do in motion that’s quicker than if I
try doing it in After Effects things like particle generation or replicators
in general are included and worked extremely well in motion a lot of the
rendering that happens in motion is almost in real time where if I’m in
After Effects I’m constantly reviewing bits and pieces of it to try and make
things happen another really great feature is in the newer version of
motion here we actually have 3d tags now we’ve had 3d in After Effects with a ray
tracer however that’s not really a good option at least not for me I’ve never
gotten the Ray tracer to work in a in a situation where I feel really good about
it in fact I feel it’s so broken that they’ve included cinema 4d Lite as part
of After Effects package to kind of mitigate that issue with there now I’m a
huge fan of using element 3d in After Effects but you know I don’t have
element 3d in motion so those are really the main differences the last difference
that’s probably the most important is that motion only works on mac OS x so if
you have a Windows machine you just can’t use it it’s not built for it it
won’t run don’t ask for it because it doesn’t exist where After Effects runs
on Mac and PC so a lot of environments may have both Mac and PC that’s going to
be your option so those are the main differences between motion
and after-effects so I’m going to go ahead and I’ve launched motion here from
my dock here oh looks just like this guy and as soon as I launch it I’m brought
to the project browser and the project browser has all these different things
on here in fact I’ve got a ton of these different options on the side here you
probably don’t have that you might have a few of these in our compositions here
we can review that but the only thing we’re going to talk about right now is
this blank one motion project what this is setting up is kind of like the size
of our canvas so if I was in After Effects and I want to make something
that is going to be in 1080p I’m going to need to make it 1920 by 1080 and set
up that composition and here I can do that as well so there are presets I can
set up so we have NTSC DV presentations broadcast for K and then custom so I can
always set aside my own custom resolution and if I have any kind of
interlaced footage and aspect ratio so I’m going to actually go to square here
in fact I could just go to my broadcast 1080p and then my framerate because I’m
here in America I’m going to go with 2997 and my duration is actually going
to be 6 seconds and I’m going to click open as soon as I click open I’m brought
to a screen that’s going to look almost identical to this if not identical to
this so let’s take a look and exactly what is in motion here so the first
thing you’re going to notice is that I’ve got a big old black screen here
this is my canvas in fact I’m just going to draw out a shape here really quick
here’s my shape tool and while we’re not going to be talking too much about
shapes right now I just wanted to put something on the screen here and as soon
as I’ve done that I have populated two areas here I’ve populated my layers and
I’ve populated my timeline here my timeline works just like any other track
editor or timeline based nonlinear editor where this rectangle will exist
from the very beginning of my timeline until the end of my timeline and if I
was in premiere or final cut I can shorten this say maybe
like that and now if I play this back using my spacebar or my play control
here it’s going to exist until about here and then that clip stops playing
because it just doesn’t exist past that point now you can see I’ve got this
group here and a rectangle so it’s very interesting the way that motion will
automatically kind of group things I’m just going to get rid of this for right
now so we can take a look at something else so we have our canvas here and this
is our main output we have our timeline we have this layers panel here and I
have my file browser so my file browser is looking at my computer just like if
you were browsing in your finder here so I’m currently looking at my desktop
right now and I just have a folder there and for our purposes I’m going to jump
into a specific folder I’ve got on my harddrive here that has the icon I’m
looking for so I’ve got my program icons and right in here is my motion icon here
now notice it gives me a little bit of a preview it lets me know that it has an
alpha Channel I can tell that because it says millions of colors plus there
whenever we see that plus it usually means that there is alpha information in
there and if I go ahead and I click and I drag this over notice I can put this
in my layer panel and that’s going to plop it right note on my screen I’m
going to hit command Z to undo that I’m also going to go ahead and drag it into
my timeline panel and that’s done an identical function there and I can drag
this right into my canvas and notice the difference here is when I put it into my
canvas it lets me place it anywhere in my canvas whereas if I dragged it into
my layers or my timeline it places it in the center of my canvas one other thing
to note is where it placed it in my timeline do you notice how it placed it
right here at about the four second mark the reason for that was my
I had was last in this area so I can just take this icon or this group that
it’s in and just drag that back to the beginning of my timeline here and it’s
just like as if I’m working with a clip in final cut or premiere or in
after-effects so there is my icon there so I can bring in different kinds of
pictures video graphics and just place them right in the other thing I want to
talk about now is the library one of the things that sets apart motion from After
Effects is that it has a ton of stuff built in now don’t get me wrong After
Effects has a bunch of expressions and some backgrounds built in and those are
kind of generative right they’ve if I put in a caustics background there it’s
going to have a certain shape and I can see that under my effects controls well
I have that too here in motion so I have my generators
and notice I have generators and I’ve got a few other ones here so I’ve got
this cellular or caustics and these are just creative all kinds of backgrounds
or things I want to work with there’s also a separate folder down here called
content and under content there’s just a ton of different stuff some of its going
to be a little bit more useful than others
but it’s I usually jump into this when I need stuff kind of created so here’s an
arrow here right and you can see these arrows that already pre animate it so
it’s very easy for me to just throw together some graphics very very quickly
for our purposes I’m going to jump into the backgrounds here and I’m going to go
and I’m going to bring in gradient stage and I can see what that looks like right
here and I’m just going to drag that and place that right into my layers and now
it’s made a nother group here so I have this gradient this
rectangle which is another kind of icon this is a shape icon so I can create
those custom shapes just like I made that square before this is basically a
square and this gradient is just a generator a generator is just almost
like a color solid in after-effects where it’s just it exists on its own and
all that is contained within this group you can think of groups as folders or
pre comps from After Effects so currently my gradient is above my group
in the layer stack here and in my timeline so if I go ahead and I grab
this guy and I can go ahead and place him above it here and now you can see my
icon is above my gradient stage and again it looks like my playhead was here
at the very middle of my timeline that one I want so I’m going to go ahead and
drag that back now this isn’t looking the same way as my other one here yeah
I’ve got this gradient kind of background here but it’s a different
color and the shape is all weird so if I want to change any of these things I’m
going to want to go into the inspector and the inspector works very similar to
final cut where I can get in there and really monkey around with some different
things so currently I’m looking at the group so it’s giving me information for
everything contained within this group it’s almost like as if I’m doing an
effect on a pre comp in After Effects I want to drill down and I’m going to work
with just this rectangle here and as soon as I click rectangle you’ll notice
that my inspector is completely changed so I’ve got my properties here and this
gives me my X&Y information so you can see I can kind of move this back and
forth and that’s pretty interesting and I can rotate this or shear it I have a
tab here called behaviors and filters which we haven’t gotten into but we’ll
get into a little bit later and then my shape
and under my shape I’ve got style and geometry so we’re just going to be
working with our style here and I have a gradient going across here you can kind
of see that I’ve got it going from this black area to this whitish kind of tan
pinkish thing here I’m not too crazy about that color I just want to make
this kind of white grey so I’m going to click on my color and open up my color
swatch and I’m just going to pick this grey that I’ve got here and I’m going to
lighten that up and I’m going to do the same thing with this gradient so I’ve
selected this gradient and notice I have properties behavior filters and instead
of geometry or shape I’ve got generator and it’s just asking
okay how big is this thing 1280 by 720 just like a color solid and
I have this color and I’m just going to go ahead and click the same color I
don’t remember exactly the hex value that I had for this so I’m just going to
grab this eyedropper select it and I’m going to make it just a tiny bit darker
here just separate it from the background all right now this whole
stage here I can see the preview of it right there is a little small you can
see I’m seeing the edges here and I want to scale that up well I’m just going to
go under my properties and under scale just scale that up so I’ve made that
quite large now and I’m going to go ahead to this motion icon right and I’ve
selected this guy here and you can see it selected it here and I’m just going
to drag it may be right about there that looks pretty good
and now what I want to do is I want to make my text here so I’m going to go
ahead I’m going to grab my text tool right here and I’m just going to draw
out an area and in here I’m just going to type out Apple motion and I’m going
to click off of that I can double-click back into this and
resize this little texture if I need to I’m going to give myself a little extra
room though so I can play with this font right now it’s created a white font by
default it usually wants to go with white and it’s using the last font
choice I chose which was DD T and in here notice I’m still in my inspector
I’ve got my properties and behaviors and filters and I have this text field here
so I’ve clicked on this text field and here I can specify my size
any line tracking if there’s multiple lines any line spacing if I have
multiple lines tracking and as soon as I hit that edge you can see it wants to
hit a return and go into that next field so I’m just going to go ahead and shrink
this down just a little bit here and I have some advanced things so we can go
ahead and scale the individual text elements mono space all caps etc and it
says editable in FCP which what that means is if I publish this as a template
I’ll be able to access this text in Final Cut if I turn this off then it
just wouldn’t be editable in Final Cut so there’s my Apple motion and I’m going
to come back under my appearance here and notice I have a whole lot more
option so I can adjust the face color of my text so perhaps I’m going to make
this one again just a little gray but I want it to stand out from the background
so I’m going to give it drop shadow and in this drop shadow here I can give it
some distance or some blur and you know what let’s make that text stand out a
little bit more make it a little wider there and if I need to make this larger
I’ll go back under the properties I’ll go under the text format and I’ll just
have to make this text box a little bit larger
now I want I really like this same kind of format in everything so I could just
create another text layer here or I can duplicate this layer I’m a huge fan of
duplicating something because it basically just takes all the different
things I’ve done to this individual layer and just copies it so if I want to
duplicate this I’m just going to go ahead and click off of it and select
this layer so you can see it’s selected in my timeline here and I can just hit
command D or go to edit duplicate it’s going to do the same thing and now I’ve
got two of them there so it looks a little bit darker because I have double
the shadows and I’m just going to take this guy and I’m just moving this puck
which just also happens to be its anchor point and now I’ve made a second one now
I’m just going to click this and change this to tutorials and here I’m going to
work with this fonts maybe I don’t want that color so I’m going to change the
appearance here and instead of this whitish maybe I’ll make it a little
purple and it can adjust this tracking just a little bit here and that’s
starting to look a little bit better now as individual items I can go ahead and
maneuver them however I’ve mentioned that because they’re in a group it’s
almost like a pre comp so I can click on this group and maneuver the whole group
so it’s not just moving one layer two layers it’s actually moving everything
that’s in this layer and if I take a look on this layer group here you can
see I have these individual elements and that they’re indented in this group here
now I don’t like the name group so I’ve double click this and I’m just going to
call this text and icon and I don’t like this greeting stage I’m just going to
call this background all right so that’s starting to look
pretty good I need to maneuver this stuff a little bit more if I need to
scale this guy up here I’ve opened down this drop down and I’ve selected just
this icon here and I can come into my scale and I can scale it up otherwise I
can grab these control points here and if I just want to shift that’s going to
let me scale that up all right now again notice what’s happening my time line
here I have this text and icon but my text layers are starting here because I
had my time indicator back here so I’m just going to go ahead and drag those
out so they exist the whole time all right I need to create a little bit more
of a difference between this back wall and this floor here so I’m just going to
go into this gradient again maybe this rectangle I want to rename this floor so
I know what I’m looking at here and I’m just going to take this color I’ll make
that a little bit darker there okay that looks good now I want to create a little
bit of movement with this group here I can isolate individual groups by turning
them on and off so our check box works just like let’s say the eye in Photoshop
or an aftereffect so I can turn them individually on or off or a whole group
and so if I wanted a clear background here you know I can just have it
standing out there I do this often to see how different colors hold up against
different kinds of backgrounds whether it be a light background or a dark
background I think that this purple is a little too light I’m going to come back
in here and just change it under the appearance and we’ll just make that a
little bit darker there and maybe I want to give this icon a little bit of a drop
shadow to click on my icon properties drop shadow and now it has a
little bit of a drop shadow there too I want to create a little bit more so I
can give it a little bit more distance and more blur and we’ll just bump down
that opacity okay so as I mentioned I want to create some movements in this
group here and in After Effects or in final cut or pretty much any other
program I could create keyframes and I can do that here too I can go under the
properties of this group and I’ve got these little plus signs next to each one
of my fields whether it be position or rotation or scale and I can animate it
that way however I like using behaviors so
behaviors are almost like expressions and After Effects where they’re kind of
free built tools and movements to kind of make things happen and notice all the
different behaviors we have here so I’ve got two hundred and three two different
behaviors I just wanted to do a basic motion and we have a fade in and out and
I like I like the look of that I have a grow shrink so it’s either going to grow
or shrink a motion path up movement and for us we’re just going to use a throw
and I’m going to grab this throw behavior and I’m going to drag it right
onto my text and icon and it puts in a new layer here and notice what’s
happening with this layer is it’s taking up the entire timeline now if I play
this back nothing’s happening well why isn’t anything happening I put on a
behavior on here well the behavior doesn’t know what you want to do to it
so we’ll have to come into the inspector another quick way to get to the
inspector is using something called the head-up display the head-up display
which is right here gives us a mini inspector here and depending on which
behavior you have it’s going to look different so they both accomplish the
same thing here so under my throw we have throw velocity XY and Z and in here
I’ve got this little arrow that’s showing me where it’s going to be
kind of throwing things so I can throw this to the right and if I play this
back well now it’s moving to the right I want it coming at me here so I’m going
to do this in 3d and currently I’m throwing it right at me so there’s an
arrow there but it’s pointing directly at me here so just reset that here and
now nothing’s moving well why isn’t anything moving well this is telling it
I need to move it in three-dimensional space however I don’t have any
three-dimensional space this is all two-dimensional objects I just want to
point out that we can move this in three-dimensional space even though it’s
in two dimensions I would just have to move the Z access but for our purposes
we’re going to turn this into a 3d layer so what do I mean by that well we’ve got
this little icon right here and what these icons mean is if it’s stacked like
a 2-day 2d layer stack imagine say Photoshop or you have multiple layers on
top of each other you only see the uppermost topmost layer or if we’re
working in say InDesign we can arrange things front to back and stack things in
order so we are giving them a little bit of depth and if I click on this icon
it’s changed this icon here see how they’re stacked in 3d space and same
with this and so now these are in three-dimensional space so if I go back
to my background here I have an X and Y and a Z position so I’m just going to
push this back and you can see what’s happening it looks like it’s scaling
down but in reality it’s just pushing it further and back in space I had a couple
other things happen too if I switch this between 2d and 3d pay attention to
what’s happening here in my inspector in 2d I’ve got my drop shadow for corner
crop timing in 3d I have some options here like lighting and reflection so
what happens if I turn on this reflection
well have some weird stuff going on back here right it looks like it’s being
reflected against that back wall and if you look on my floor here it looks like
my back wall is being reflected on my floor and turn that off right now
because I don’t want to put reflections on everything but what if I want to put
a reflection on this floor here because the master group is in 3d this is also
in 3d so I’m just going to go ahead and click reflection I’m going to show that
here and I’m going to turn down some of that reflectivity some of this blur
amount I’m also going to go ahead and raise this up quite a bit right so we
can kind of get that in here and I’m going to do the same thing with my
background here I’m just going to move that a little bit closer so we don’t see
those edges and I’m going to take my text I’m going to push this back out in
space here so now I’m kind of moving this pretty far back and you can see
that it’s reflecting in here now I can go ahead and take this guy right he’s
reflecting just a little bit because I had that on my floor here if I bump up
this reflectivity we can see that and now here’s what’s great about working in
3d is even though I push this back in space I can still just scale this up and
now you can see that it’s intersecting my floor there a little bit and that’s
okay I’ll just plop that right about here and I’m going to come back to this
floor and just adjust this reflection here so now remember I put on that
behavior and I can tell it as behavior because there’s a little icon here and I
can go to my behaviors and I can see what it’s doing here
or I can open up my HUD and if I click on throw and I’m just going to crank
that guy up and it looks like it’s coming towards me so this throw behavior
is just scaling this up it looks like but it’s it’s physically
moving closer to this camera and if I shorten the length of this behavior it
auto scales that movement and so I can just go back and forth and just finesse
this a little bit this is where it’s going to end that’s where I want that to
end and now I want a fade in fade out and so I’ll just go ahead and grab that
and throw that on my text Nikon and we have a new head-up display and it’s
going to tell me ok it’s going to take 20 frames to fade in it’s going to stay
solid for however long this duration is and then the last 20 frames are going to
fade out well I only want this to last maybe three seconds and same with this
throw so now this fades in as its throwing towards me and then fades out
now you’ll notice that it pops up again right away well why does it do that well
we told it to fade out but then it keeps existing beyond my fade in fade out so
if I take my text and icon or any one of my individual pieces here you can see
what that’s doing here and now I can play this back and it’s fading in and
throwing towards me my name is StanislawRobert Luberda and
this has been a free tutorial to get you up and running and Apple motion if
you’re looking for more tutorials on Apple motion be sure to subscribe to my
youtube channel AV-Ultra and there you can find
tutorials on After Effects Premiere Pro Final Cut Pro Apple motion element 3d
and many others thanks a lot hopefully you found this useful

100 thoughts on “Apple Motion Professional Training 01- Introduction and Getting Started”

  1. i need to ask i have just started with Motion 5 what drives me crazy is trying to find how to setup my page like say yours my text tool is not in the same place as your and other youtube sites to the best i know i have not altered anything. i am talking about the bar just above the timeline with the camera lights etc. I dont even have file browser

  2. Just found this tutorial playlist of your Robert. Great video, you made the process pretty easy to grasp. Thanks alot!

  3. Hmm… At the top where yours says file browser, library, inspector, mine only has library and inspector. Does anyone know why this is?

  4. As a Motion only user from scratch I find the references to AE, PS etc. unnecessary and somewhat annoying. But on the whole great tutorials and the topic list saves me trying to remember topic positions…..Leaving me eager for more.
    May I congratulate you on your excellent narrators voice.

    Working on a 15" MBP I would appreciate a clearer or more noticeable cursor/pointer.

  5. Could you make a video about kinetic typography and smooth camera manipulation? Looking to make something like this in the future:

  6. Thanks for the great tutorial! Loved it. I'm excited to get going on this specific task. Can you tell me where I can find a motion icon that isn't attached to a background? I'd like to recreate this as closely as possible.

  7. Thank you for posting this! I've been wanting a simple to use software to create and animate videos without having to pay an arm and a leg or "rent" a program with a learning curve like El Capitan.

  8. Hi, great video and I love your teaching style, I wish that you would update it though so that your screen shows what I am looking at on my screen. I understand that it changed recently but I never had the old version, it is kinda confusing.

  9. Thanks for the video. Do you know if there is a way to create boundaries that track with aerial real estate footage, and text to do the same, as shown in this video? He used Ae, but I'm not going to pay monthly for that!

  10. Hi Stan. Concerning reflection: In my version, I can't see how to reflect the floor alone. It allows me to reflect the whole background but unable to just select the floor. If you can help me with this will appreciate loads!

  11. Thanks for getting this video out there. Just learning. May I ask, does it matter what object (file format) you start with? It looked like you started with a .png file. Does this procedure only work with that? and how would you use this completed item? Webpage? Beginning of a movie clip?..etc

  12. Why don't I have as many behavior options as you do in the video?  When I click on behaviors on the left hand side of the screen nothing shows up, but there are about 15 listed within the top center screen menu.

  13. wow! my English isnt the best but I understand u perfectly
    perfect introduction of motion! Good Work 🙂

  14. Outstanding tutorial!!! I am new to the Apple suite of products and have been teaching myself FCX, Compressor, and Motion. I am very glad to have stumbled onto your channel. Any chance you are going to expand your training to include "titles" as the subject? Made a mess of the first go around. Thank you again for the great resource.

  15. great job bro. pleasae update the video for Motion 5.4 . keep doing more content for motion please. !!! thanks so much much. you are awsome

  16. This might sound like a silly question but how do you change the program background to grey in contrast to the Black background project? I know how to change the background colour but not the surrounding.

  17. I just started in Motion and I should say, this is one of the most well done tutorials ever. Fool-proof. On point. Well explained. You got yourself another subscriber. Thank you very much for taking your time to do this. God bless.

  18. You're one of the best tutorial teachers i've seen/heard. Really well explained. You touch on curiosities and questions ppl might have while explaining which eliminates deviations and misunderstandings, great work!

  19. You're certainly a great teacher. Very detailed explanation. Gotta give credit where it's due. You can turn a complete Motion dummy into a Motion pro in less than a day. You don't skip over small details that are actually quite vital to beginners. Nothing slips through the cracks. I'm no longer intimidated by the application, lol. Well done. 👏

  20. Thank you Stanislaw, you are doing a really great job with these tutorials. I'm so glad I found you and saved myself a load of money not going with After Effects. Truly grateful. 🙌

  21. Wow. An articulate, well spoken, correct terminology tutorial spoken by an adult. You don't k ow how much this means to me. Thumbed up and subbed

  22. Thaaaanks a loooot Dude!!! since I can only afford to buy Motion, I can get the most out of its´ keying capabilities, and continue editing in my MacMini´s iMovie program.

  23. I need some guidance. I have a 2017 MacBook Pro i5. Would these pro apps be very good for my pro or better for iMac desktop

  24. I was sent here by rowie409. He said that he learned from your team first. He is amazing now. Thank you for the videos! One last thing: your logical comparison between Motion 5 and Adobe answered questions that were years old. Now, I will apply what I learned in my workspace… the lone Mac-FCPX-Motion 5 user in a sea of “other” nonlinear and mographic editing tools. Gonna crush it out there to make all of y’all look good. Glad to be your “student”!

  25. At several intervals in your movie you have a lower third appearing WITH a sound effect and some seconds later dissappearing again with a sound effect. I thought lower thirds can only have gfx and not sound? Did you add the sound manually afterwards or can a lower third really contain sound too?

  26. Thanks for awesome tutorial Stanislaw! I’ve been battling between learning AE and this and paying for a subscription to do basically the same thing. I got Motion for free as part of a bundle so I really have no excuse not to learn it. I will be watching all of your tutorials and I want to thank you for taking the time out to do it. It’s much appreciated! You’ve got a new subscriber.

  27. Hello Robert. I have been an Adobe user for quite a long time but recently acquired FCPX and Motion. I opened Motion and played with it about 5 minutes and closed it again. It is definitely different from AE in many respects and I was a bit reluctant to learn something altogether new. BUT, part of my reason for picking up FCPX and Motion are because I never know when I may stop subscribing to Adobe and then all my work would be locked up. Additionally, plug-ins like Red Giant Universe are subscription too. I like knowing that I am not going to be held hostage to get to my work. SO… all that to say, YOU are my first teacher in Apple Motion. And I would say that you do a good job of explaining the basics. I look forward to continuing in your video instruction and want you to know you have another willing student. 🙂

  28. Working with final cut pro how would be the best way to show the text of the translation of the person speaking in another language across the bottom? Would you use motion to do that or is there a better way to do that in Final Cut Pro with text?

  29. I just came to ur channel and man you have done a lot in motion 5 to help people, people like you deserves standing ovations, thanks a lot, started watching the series one by one.

  30. Question about the clips stop playing at 6:53 I have a problem where my clips doesn't last the right duration?? Everytime I play what I creative in final cut, it plays for a few seconds, then the rest of the clip goes black, this happens when I make it longer or shorter, if it's shorter, the image moves really fast, then cut off and all you see is a black screen, I want my image to play for a lengthy time, but its always cutting off, then black screen, I've tried stretching the timeline all the way to the end as well as changing the duration, nothing works,,

  31. This is a great video man! I want to give you my 2 cents and perhaps it will help you teach further!
    If you use words that people dont understand, they will tune out. Have you ever read a page in a book and noticed you went blank ever? Yeah…same thing.
    The best teaching is simplified and you do a VERY good job of it. I hope that genuinely comes across well 🙂

  32. Excellent video…good teaching style. One small flaw though….don't assume anyone watching this knows or understands references to Photoshop or After Effects. You keep making references without explaining in more detail of what you are trying to show/ accomplish. if you are going to reference Adobe stuff, assume the viewer doesnt even know that terminology and explain a little further. Otherwise- very nice job.

  33. Great tutorial – I just downloaded motion and when you first open it, it can be a bit overwhelming. This video really helped demystify apple motion. Thank you

  34. Thanks your tutorials are excellent. I have a question, using bezier to draw out a line, then behavious "Track points' only seems to track for a few percent, not to the end of the part I want to track? Any idea why this would be?

  35. Hi Stanislaw… just purchased Motion and FCPX and new to all this stuff. Your tutorials are helping me so much. Thanks Paul

  36. I have been trying to learn this for a long time now. finally something worth my 30 min. I really appreciate it man. Thanks a bunch.

  37. Very helpful. Thank you so much.
    But, if I may just say, I found it distracting every time you mentioned Ae. I didn’t come from Ae, so mentioning a Motion feature’s equivalent in Ae just confuses me with more names and terms. I came to learn Motion, not to switch to Motion from Ae. Nonetheless, thanks. 😊

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