Adv Final Cut Pro 7 Training

Learn the advanced techniques within Final Cut Pro. This includes lessons on Apple Motion, Color, and SoundTrack Pro.
  • Lectures 65
  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level intermediate level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

This is an amazing Final Cut Pro (Studio) course that consists of 62 video lessons.  This course focuses on visual effects using Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Color and Motion 4.0

Highlights of this course include:

  • Learn incredible visual effects that will teach you how the Final Cut Studio Applications work together.
  • Each lesson is self-contained, so there is no need to watch the videos in order.  
  • Downloadable practice media is provided so you can practice the lessons on your own.
  • Quizzes are provided at the end of each section to test your knowledge.
  • Opportunity to ask questions with prompt response from the instructor
  • Bonus Lessons that will teach you the interface controls for Apple Color and Motion.
  • Advanced media management techniques
  • Learn how to fix audio problems with Soundtrack Pro

What are the requirements?

  • A copy of Final Cut Pro 7 installed
  • An installed copy of all the associated Applications that ship with Final Cut Studio 3.0

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 65 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • Learn effects and compositing techniques using Final Cut Pro 7
  • Learn how Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Color and Motion work together in producing amazing effects.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who are already familiar with Final Cut Pro 7.
  • This is not an editing course, it is designed for those who want to learn visual effects using the Final Cut Studio applications.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Guidance and Media
00:16
Welcome to GeniusDV's advanced Final Cut Studio Training!

This course represents several years of Final Cut Studio videos that I have painstakingly put together.  Please note:  Many of the videos can be found for free on YouTube.

By subscribing to this course, you will be able to download the media that goes along with many of the lessons.  You'll also be able to ask questions and take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each section.  I hope you find some value here, considering the amount of time it took to produce these videos.

This course is for those who already are familiar with Final Cut Pro 7.  It is not an editing course. This course primarily focuses on visual effects and color correction.  That being said, there are also some lessons on working with audio, and media management.

Final Cut Studio is a software package that contains several professional software products that are designed to work together. You cannot purchase Final Cut Pro 7 on it's own.  Final Cut Pro 7 also ships with Apple Color, Apple Motion, and SoundTrack Pro. 

This course focuses on how these programs work together.  Hence, there are several exercises that require using multiple software components.  The majority of the training lessons focus around Final Cut Pro 7, but there are some in-depth lessons that cover advanced techniques in Apple Color and Apple Motion.

With a few exceptions, the video lessons do not need to be watched in order.  However, I've done by best to keep the lessons organized in a way that make sense.  For example, video lessons that include 'creating title effects' or 'color correction' are close together.

Section 8 (Apple Color), could in theory be considered its own course.  This Apple Color lessons are very comprehensive.

The video lessons are broken down like this:
  • Section 2:   Downloadable Media for all the lessons 
  • Sections 2-6:  Final Cut Pro 7
  • Section 8:  Apple Color (watch lesson 34 first)
  • Section 9:  Soundtrack Pro
  • Section 10: Apple Motion (watch Lesson 43 first)
Please note, all the lessons are from Final Cut Studio 3.0, and earlier versions of the software bundle are not 100% compatible with some of the lessons.

John Lynn
GeniusDV
866-566-1881

Media For Final Cut Pro 7
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Section 2: Final Cut Pro 7 Filter Effects
04:18
Author Notes:

The  'Pleasantville Effect' is a very popular effect.  It's hard to go through a day watching of television without seeing some sort of varient of the pleasantville effect.

The key fundamentals for creating the Pleasantville effect include:

  • Add at least two copies of the same clip on top of themselves in sequence, and then make the bottom clip layer black and white.

  • Use the Chroma Key effect to remove the color that you want to preserve.

  • To duplicate a clip directly above itself, highlight a clip and use the keyboard shortcut Option + Shift.  Then drag the clip straight up to another track.

  • If you need to isolate more than one color, you will need an additional video layer for each color.
01:58
Author Notes:

This video lesson covers the following topics:
  • Luma Key filter
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Basic Keyframing
  • Using a particle from Apple Motion
The key fundamental to this lesson is understanding how the luma key filter works.

The term luma refers to the brightness of an image.  The basic concept on this effect, is that you will be removing a bright area of a video clip, and allowing the video below it to show through.

This video lesson also briefly demonstrates the speed tool, and talks about keyframing.  However, these lessons are covered more in depth in other video lessons throughout the course.

If you want to follow along, you will need to find a smoke particle within Apple Motion. You will need to export the particle from Motion, and then re-import it into Final Cut Pro 7.


03:13
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on using the Chroma Key filter.

Key fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Using the Chroma Key Filter
  • Exporting a particle beam filter from Apple Motion
  • Using the image and wireframe mode to re-position a chroma keyed object
01:56
Author Notes:

The key fundamental of this lesson is learning to use the 3 way Color Correction filter within Final Cut Pro 7.

If you have multiple clips that need to be color correct, this lesson is particularly important.

Other key fundamentals include:
  • Using the waveform monitor to adjust luminance levels
  • Applying a color correction to multiple clips at the same time.
  • How to use the frame viewer within Final Cut Pro to adjust multiple clips

02:38
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on how to keyframe video filters within Final Cut Pro 7.

Some key fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Using the Basic 3D filter
  • How to use the clip keyframes area within the timeline to display keyframe graphs
  • Copying and Pasting Attributes
02:14
Author Notes:

This is a very important lesson, because it demonstrates how to protect areas of a video clip when applying a filter to it.

The key fundamentals in this video lesson include:

  • Using the generators menu to generate a black / white mask
  • Applying a light rays video filter to a clip segment
  • Applying a composite mode (travel matte luma)
  • Using Image + Wireframe mode to animated a mask
01:09
This lesson focuses on using a running clock plug-in within Final Cut Pro 7.  If you would like to follow along you will need to download the free plugins from the link below.

Final Cut Pro clock filter

Important:  There are a couple of places to install plug-ins within Final Cut Pro 7.  I recommend installing the plug-in in the following location.

Mac HD / Library / Application Support / Final Cut Pro System Support / Plugins

Also, if you are running Final Cut Pro on the latest version of Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).  You may discover that the library folder is now hidden. To fix this

  • Launch the Terminal application which is located at /Applications/Utilities.
  • Within the terminal prompt enter the following command: chflags nohidden ~/Library

After you enter the command, you can quit Terminal. The Library folder will now be visible in the Finder.


FCP 7 Filter Effects Quiz
6 questions
Section 3: Final Cut Pro 7 Matte Effects
04:02
Author Notes:

The key concepts to master in this video lesson, is how layers of video can be stacked on top of each other to create a composite.

Key components in this lesson include:

  • Using the Composite Mode: Travel Matte Alpha
  • Nesting Clip Segments: Use the keyboard shortcut option + c to nest selected segments.
  • How to key-frame clip segments by using the Motion Tab within the Viewer Window
03:27

Author Notes: 

This is a very practical lesson that demonstrates how to manually blur out a person's face.  Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Using the travel matte Composite Mode
  • Applying a filter to a clip segment
  • How to manually keyframe a generated shape

Using the keyboard shortcut(s) Option + Shift will allow you to make an exact copy of a clip above itself.

02:40
Author Notes:

This is a fantastic lesson that incorporates using Final Cut Pro 7 and Apple Motion 4.0.  Key fundamentals covered in this lesson include:

  • Sending a clip segment to Apple Motion
  • Using the Bezier Tool in Apple Motion to draw a mask
  • Using the Composite Mode - Travel Matte Alpha in Final Cut Pro 7
  • Applying a video filter to a masked object
FCP Matte Effects Quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Final Cut Pro 7 Motion Effects
01:52
Author Notes:

Key fundamentals in this video lesson include:

  • Working with multiple sequences
  • Using the blade tool
  • How to copy and paste clip segments in a sequence
  • Reversing a clip segment using the change speed function so it plays backwards
01:34
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson that will teach you on how to use the speed tool within Final Cut Pro.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Using the speed tool
  • Adjusting the speed ramp parameters within the timeline window
  • How to adjust the speed graph within the Motion tab


02:51
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson on how to create a freeze frame flash effect using Final Cut Pro 7.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Creating a freeze frame
  • Adding a flash frame transition
  • Finding a sound effect using the find feature within Mac OS X
02:01
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson on creating the 'Ken Burns' effect in Final Cut Pro 7.

Final Cut Pro 7 is resolution independent, which means it supports media that exceeds video broadcast resolutions.  If you would like to follow along with some practice images, download the carnival pictures from Lecture 2.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Importing images larger than standard video resolution
  • Using the Motion tab to zoom into an image
  • Using Image + Wireframe mode to animated a still image within the Canvas window.
02:02
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson on using Final Cut Pro 7 to import a sequence of images to create 'stop motion'. 

Final Cut Pro 7 does not support direct import of an image sequence.  However, this lesson will teach you how to use QuickTime 7 to create a movie file from an image sequence.

This lesson will also teach you how to install QuickTime 7 if it hasn't been installed yet. 

Please note, this video lesson requires Quicktime 7 to be installed and it will not work with Quicktime X.  The newest Mac OS X operating systems no longer allow Quicktime 7 to be installed.
Motion Effects in FCP 7 Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Final Cut Pro 7 Title Effects
02:12
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson that will teach you how to create a giant crawling title using the 3D Boris title tool.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Using the Boris Title Crawl title tool within Final Cut Pro 7
  • Creating a composite using 4 video layers
  • Using the composite mode - travel matte feature
  • Applying a glow filter to a title matte
01:45
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson on creating a title using the Boris Title 3D title tool within Final Cut Pro 7.  This lesson will teach you how to create a title that looks like a piece of transparent glass.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Creating a title with a 3D beveled edge using Title 3D
  • Creating a 4 layer composite in Final Cut Pro using the travel matte composite mode.
02:28
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to use the built-in timing parameter within the Title 3D tool.

Key fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Creating a title and editing it to a sequence
  • Utilizing the controls tab within the timeline area
  • Using the 'type-on' parameter
  • Using the 'fade' and 'reveal time' parameters
02:27
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to create a title using the Boris Title 3D title tool within Final Cut Pro 7. 

The key fundamental in this lesson is learning how to keyframe the title tracking parameter within the Controls tab.

Title effects in FCP 7 Quiz
4 questions
Section 6: Final Cut Pro 7 Transition Effects
02:16
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson that will teach you how to create a wind blur effect.

Please note, this lesson incorporates a special plug-in that you will need to download in order to follow along.  The wind blur effect for Final Cut Pro 7 , can be downloaded from the 'Too Much Too Soon' website by clicking on the link above.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Downloading and installing third party plug-ins for Final Cut Pro 7
  • Adding a video transition between two clip segments

02:36
Author Notes:

This is a practical lesson on creating a freeze frame 'clone' effect that utilizes the Final Cut Pro 7 and Motion 4.0 software.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending a media content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Motion 4
  • Using the Bezier tool in Motion to create a mask
  • Sending mask content from Motion back to Final Cut Pro 7
  • Creating a composite of video layers in Final Cut Pro 7 to create a freeze frame clone effect
  • Using the image + wireframe mode in Final Cut Pro 7.
03:43
Author Notes:

This lesson is similar to lesson 23, but incorporates a photo frame into the composite.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 into Apple Motion.
  • Using Apple Motion to create a picture frame object.
  • Using Final Cut Pro 7 to composite video into picture frame (travel matte alpha)
  • Adding a sound effect using the Mac OS X finder
01:10
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to use the gradient wipe effect within Final Cut Pro 7.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • How to use the drop zone area within the gradient wipe effect
  • Using still images to create an organic wipe
03:35
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to create a light sweep effect using the generators menu within Final Cut Pro 7.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Using the generators menu to generate a soft highlight
  • Moving the controls tab into the timeline for extra area to create keyframes
  • Using composite mode - travel matte alpha
  • Nesting video layers
01:29
Author Notes:

This video lesson demonstrates how to use the alpha matte transition built into Final Cut Pro 7.

You can follow along by downloading the misc media in lecture 2. Unzip the contents, and look for the alpha transitions media.  You can also download additional alpha transition media directly from Apple.

They Key fundamental in this lesson includes how to use pre-designed mattes as a transition in Final Cut Pro 7.
FCP Transitions Quiz
6 questions
Section 7: Working with Media in Final Cut Pro 7
01:17
Author Notes:

This is a simple lesson on how to use the share feature within Final Cut Pro 7. 

The key fundamental in this lesson focuses on how to upload a YouTube video directly from a Final Cut pro sequence.
01:56
Author Notes:

The lesson demonstrates how to consolidate media from a Final Cut Sequence in order to save storage space.

Key fundamental in this lesson focuses on using the media manager within Final Cut Pro 7.

Please be advised:  Even though this tutorial focuses on a simplistic use of the Media Manager, please use extreme caution when using this tool.  Many of the functions within the media manager cannot be undone.

01:28
Author Notes:

This is a lesson that demonstrates how to manage multiple sequences within Final Cut Pro 7.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Working with multiple sequence tabs
  • Understanding how a nested sequence works
  • Merging one sequence into another sequence while maintaining edit points.
01:32
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on organizing your media assets by using the Mac OS X finder.

Since Final Cut Pro 7 essentially mirrors the folder structure within the Mac OS X finder, it makes sense to use the finder as a method of managing your content before importing it into Final Cut Pro.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating folders / subfolders of your content within the Mac OS X finder
  • Strategies for managing media from the other Final Cut Studio software products

03:01

Author Notes: 

This lesson focuses on reformatting older 4:3 Standard Definition media into an HD 16:9 sequence.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Changing the sequence preset from SD to HD
  • How to create edit points by using 'CTRL V' within a sequence
  • How to set the playhead sync to 'open' so you can adjust clip segments quickly
  • Adjusting individual SD clip segments to fit within a 16:9 screen area


01:25
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on how to configure multi-cam editing within Final Cut Pro 7.

Key fundamentals within this lesson include:
  • Strategies for syncing camera angles
  • Entering into multi-cam mode
  • How to switch between camera angles
  • How to replace a camera angle

Working with Media in FCP7 Quiz
6 questions
Section 8: Apple Color Training
02:46
Author Notes:

This lesson gives an in-depth introduction to the interface windows within Apple Color.  If you are new to Apple Color, I recommend that you watch this lesson in it's entirety.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Introduction to Apple Color's video scopes
  • Introduction to the various tabs (rooms) within Apple Color
02:18
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on configuring critical preferences (settings) within Apple Color.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Managing media between Final Cut Pro 7 and Apple color
  • Configuring the Project, Media and Render Directories
02:09
Author Notes:

This lesson will walk you through creating the 'Pleasantville effect' using Apple Color.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Understanding how the Secondaries room works
  • Isolating a specific color  using the H, S, L Qualifiers (Hue, Saturation, Luminance)
  • Rendering the final composite


03:24
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on using isolating multiple colors using by using color masks.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Apple Color
  • Using individual color banks to adjust more than one isolated color at a time
  • Rendering the composite
  • Sending media from Apple Color back to Final Cut Pro 7
06:04
Author Notes:

This lesson is an advanced lesson that will teach you how to color correct an image by tracking a mask.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Apple Color
  • How to read a waveform video display
  • Using the Primary 'in room' tab parameters
  • Using  the HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminance) Qualifiers to select a specific range or colors
  • Utilizing the secondary color correction banks.
  • Using the Geometry room to create a mask.
  • Tracking a mask
  • Sending content to the render queue
07:21
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on using Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Color, and Apple Motion 4.0 to color correct and stabilize a video clip.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Apple Color
  • Using the Secondaries tab within Apple Color
  • Adjusting the color within a color mask
  • Sending the final content from Apple Color to Final Cut Pro 7
Apple Color Quiz
5 questions
Section 9: Soundtrack Pro Training
01:46
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to send content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Soundtrack Pro to fix audio problems.

Important fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Sending audio content from Final Cut Pro 7 directly to the Soundtrack Pro audio editor
  • Using the auto analysis feature within Soundtrack Pro to fix audio pops
  • Sending content back from Soundtrack Pro to automatically update a Final Cut Pro sequence

02:13
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to remove audio noise from a clip in Final Cut Pro 7 by using Soundtrack Pro.

Important fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Setting a noise print within SoundTrack Pro
  • Adjusting the noise threshold within the reduce noise dialog box
  • Sending content back from Soundtrack Pro to Final Cut Pro 7
02:42
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates how to slow down a clip in Final Cut Pro 7 without changing the pitch of the audio.

Important fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Using the speed tool within Final Cut Pro 7 to slow a clip down
  • Sending the audio portion of a clip to Soundtrack Pro
  • Using the time-stretch feature within Soundtrack Pro
  • Matching the speed of the audio with the speed of clip
  • Sending the content from Soundtrack Pro back to a Final Cut Pro 7 sequence
Soundtrack Pro Quiz
5 questions
Section 10: Apple Motion Training
01:58
Author Notes:

This is an introductory lesson of the Motion 4.0 interface.  If you are new to Apple Motion, I reccomend that you watch this lesson in it's entirety.

Important fundamentals in this lesson are:
  • Mastering the main interface windows within Apple Motion
  • Importing a particle emitter into the Canvas window
  • Using the inspector window to make changes to a particle
  • Creating a title
  • Creating a 3D camera
  • Displaying the timeline to create a basic 3D camera move
01:56
Author Notes:

This is an advanced lesson that will teach you how to create a 3D reflected floor.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating a 3D layer
  • Working with 3D groups
  • Using the 3D transform tool
  • Adding 3D lighting
  • Adding a filter to an individual layer

02:38
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on using the replication feature with Apple Motion.  The replication function is a fantastic way to create amazing composites.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Using the replication function
  • Setting a random video start rame using the inspector
  • Working with a 3D camera
  • Adjusting the 3D orbit of the camera
  • Using the record feature to create keyframes


03:21
Author Notes:

This lesson will walk you through using vector based art to create an animated star effect within Apple Motion.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Using the built in character map feature within Mac OS X to find vector based objects
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 into Apple Motion
  • Creating a path of vector based objects within the inspector window
  • Setting a path offest
  • Using the keyframe record function within Apple Motion
  • Adding an automatic behavior to a vector based objects.
02:10
Author Notes:

This lesson walks you through on creating a lower third with a basic light particle.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Using the text tool in Apple Motion
  • Selecting a pre-built text style from the inspector window
  • Using the paint tool
  • Using the HUD (heads up control) for adjusting parameters of an object
  • Adjusting the timing of a behavior in the Apple Motion timeline
  • Saving a motion effect as an effect template to be used in Final Cut Pro
04:11
Author Notes:

This is an advanced lesson that will walk you through using Apple's tracking system along with a mask.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Finding a pre-built particle from the library tab
  • Converting a particle into a 3D particle.
  • How to draw a mask
  • Using Apple Motion's tracking system to apply tracking data to a mask
  • Animated a mask
02:51
Author Notes:

This video lesson will walk you through on attaching a particle to a shape.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Apple Motion
  • Applying a motion path behavior to a particle
  • Adjusting the emitter settings of a particle
01:27
Author Notes:

This video lesson will walk you through the process of stabilizing video within Apple Motion. You can download the 'lizard' media for this lesson by downloading the misc media folder found in lecture 2.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Applying a stabilization behavior
  • Creating tracking data
  • Zooming into the video image to hide black borders
02:04
Author Notes:

This lesson will teach you how to use Apple Motion to create the 'Ken Burns' style effect by animating a still image.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Animating a still image
  • Adding a 3D light
  • Adjusting and animating 3D light parameters
02:39
Author Notes:

This lesson will teach you how to animate a particle based on the beat of a music track.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Working with audio layers in Apple Motion
  • Using a pre-built particle emitter to interact with an audio layer
  • Applying an audio behavior to a particle
  • Adjusting the audio behavior parameters from the inspector window
01:18
Author Notes:

This lesson will teach you how to clone or repair parts of a video image using Apple Motion.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Drawing a simple shape mask for an area to clone
  • Applying a motion tracking - match move behavior to an object
  • Creating a mask from a video layer
  • Offsetting a mask to create a clone effect
02:51
Author Notes:

This is an advanced lesson that combines motion tracking and color correction skills using a combination of Final Cut Pro 7 and Apple Motion functions

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Sending content from Final Cut Pro 7 to Apple Motion 4
  • Drawing a mask with the bezier tool
  • Tracking data points
  • Blurring a mask
  • Sending content from Motion 4 back to Final Cut Pro 7
  • Color correction in Final Cut Pro 7
02:15
Author Notes:

This lesson will teach you how to apply a behavior to a text object.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Create a text layer
  • Applying a sequence text behavior to a text object
  • Animating a sequence text behavior on a curved path.

02:37
Author Notes:

The lesson will walk you through the process of creating a title that writes on like fog.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Using a live-font
  • Adjusting the live-font timing parameters
  • Adjusting objects within the timeline
  • Applying a left 'fade-in' behavior to a text object
02:39
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses creating a spinning text effect within Apple Motion.

Key fundamentals of this lesson include:
  • Creating a basic title
  • Applying a sequence text behavior to a title
  • Animating the text object
  • Adjusting the behavior layer within the timeline window
  • Applying a 'blur-in' text behavior
  • Sending the finished title back to Final Cut Pro 7
03:17
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on creating dynamic text effects in Apple Motion 4, that you can save as templates for easy use within Final Cut Pro 7.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating a text object
  • Adjusting the size, location, and alignment of a text object
  • Using the style tab to customize a title
  • Adding a sequence text behavior to a text object
  • Adjusting and trimming a behavior track
  • Saving a Final Cut Pro 7 template in Motion
  • Using a template from the Generators menu within Final Cut Pro 7

02:03
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on using a combination of regular text fonts along with live fonts to create an exploding text effect.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating a text object
  • Adding a live-font above a text object
  • Adjusting the live-font timing parameters
  • Adding a fade-in behavior
  • Adjusting the timing of a behavior in the timeline window
02:06
Author Notes:

This is a simple lesson that demonstrates how to map and animate a text object to a path.

Key fundamentals on this lesson include:
  • Creating a text object using a preset style
  • Setting a path layout method
  • Adjusting the spline for a path of a text object
  • Using the select - transform tool
  • Setting a path offset
  • Animating the text object on the path
  • Adding a behavior to the text path
02:51
Author Notes:

This is an advanced lesson that walks you through creating a text object on a path that travels around a physical object in 3D space.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating a text object on a path
  • Applying a pre-built text style to a text object
  • Converting a text object to a 3D layer
  • Creating a text based animation
  • Drawing a mask
  • Tracking a mask by using a track-points behavior
  • Adjusting - Cropping a mask
02:17
Author Notes:

This lesson focuses on tracking a text object onto a moving object.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Stabilizing a video image using the stabilize behavior
  • Creating a text object
  • Converting a text object to 3D
  • Using a blend mode for a text object
  • Adding an un-stabilize motion-tracking behavior
02:28
Author Notes:

This lesson demonstrates a work-around to convert a text layer into 3D extruded text. This lesson is more about how the fundamentals of Apple Motion and how the software thinks.

Important fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Creating a text object
  • Converting a text object to a 3D layer
  • Animating a 3D camera
  • Using the Replication function to extrude a flat text layer

08:26
Authors Notes:

This is an advanced lesson that demonstrates how you can re-fill a tequila bottle using nothing but Apple Motion.  The media for this lesson is located within the misc media folder in Lecture 2.

Please note: This lesson requires Motion 4.0, and the steps will not work with an earlier version.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:
  • Importing a still image into Apple Motion
  • Creating a mask using the bezier tool
  • Using template media
  • Adding a luma key effect
  • Adding a brightness filter
  • Working with Blend Modes
  • Applying a gradient to a mask
  • Animating the hue parameter for an object
  • Adding a particle emitter
  • Adding a color color filter
Apple Motion Quiz
5 questions
Section 11: Wrap Up
Wrap Up - Review
Text
Final Cut Studio Wrap Up Quiz
6 questions

Instructor Biography

John Lynn , Certified Trainer - Owner GeniusDV

John has a Masters Degree from prestigious Florida State Film School that is now one of the top 5 film schools in the country. He has worked on a variety of national television shows, and has traveled the country teaching film and video editing. High profile agencies such as ESPN, NASA, Lockheed Martin, MTV, CIA, and other film/video organizations have praised his training expertise. John is one of a very select few that is an active certified Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro instructor.

John has taught over 1,000 individuals covering 46 states, and a large area of the Caribbean. His recent work includes a YouTube channel that contains hundreds of Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro Tutorials.   He is also a writer, and has published a book called 'The Portable Genius for Final Cut Pro.

John has been editing and teaching for 20 years.  He has an active Certified Media Composer and Final Cut Pro instructor. He is also available for on-site consultation and training.

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