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Motion: Replicate a Custom Background

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to create a custom background featuring a client logo using the Replicator in Motion 5. Continue reading

FCP X: Drop Zones

An illustrated tutorial explaining drop zones in Final Cut Pro X and how to use them. Continue reading

Motion: Animate Movement Using Audio

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial showing how to animate an effect in Motion 5 using audio. This also shows how to animate color changes. Continue reading

FCP X: Create an Adjustment Layer

A step-by-step tutorial on creating adjustment layers in Final Cut Pro X. This is an especially good technique for applying the Broadcast Safe filter. Continue reading

Motion 5: Modify Motion Paths [video]

A short video tutorial, by Larry Jordan, showing how and why to modify motion paths in Motion 5. This easy technique can actually create some pretty amazing effects. Continue reading

Motion 5: Motion Tracking [video]

A short video tutorial by Larry Jordan showing how to motion track inside Motion 5. Continue reading

Motion 5: Image Masks [video]

A short video tutorial showing how, and why, to add image masks to graphic elements in Motion 5. Continue reading

Add and Modify Audio in Motion 5.x

A detailed overview of adding, modifying and deleting audio clips and audio levels in Apple Motion 5.x. Continue reading

September Articles (2014)

A list of all new articles for September, 2014, written by Larry Jordan for his newsletter. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Create and Animate Bezier Masks

This short video tutorial shows how to create and animate masks in Motion 5.x using Bezier curves. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Add the Illusion of Depth [video]

Larry Jordan shows how to use Apple Motion 5.x to add the illusion of depth by rotating images in 3D space, without adding cameras or even switching into 3D space itself. This is a very easy technique to add a dynamic look to info graphics or opening titles. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Add Soft-Focus Depth-of-Field [video]

A short video tutorial illustrating how to add soft focus depth-of-field to a 3D camera in Apple Motion 5.x. Continue reading

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