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This practical book focuses on just the parts of Final Cut Studio that editors and designers need to create motion graphics in their daily work. Using footage from the BBC archives along with Motion, Final Cut Pro, and Live Type (all included in Final Cut Studio), you’ll build broadcast-quality titles, motion menus, show bumpers, and news opens. As with the other titles in the Apple Pro Training Series, each chapter in this Apple-authorized guide represents a complete lesson--with projects to complete and a review section to reinforce the lessons. Author and video editor/producers Mark Spencer and Jem Schofield begin by introducing the basics of creating an animated title sequence with Final Cut Pro. From there, you’ll learn everything from text animation, compositing, and keyframing to 3D set creation and camera animation. Step-by-step exercises and a DVD with project and media files will have you creating stunning motion graphics in no time.

Book News Annotation:

This guide for editors and designers details the features of Final Cut Studio, LiveType, and Motion for use in creating motion graphics. Sixteen lessons cover practical techniques for adding professional- quality titling, motion graphics, and other effects to projects. These include creating a DVD menu, and compositing, with tips on animation, 3D, manipulating video, keying, paint, and audio. A basic familiarity with Mac OS X operating system and Final Cut Pro is assumed. The DVD-ROM contains lesson and media files. Spencer, an Apple Certified Trainer, is a producer, editor, teacher, and writer. Schofield, an Apple Certified Master Trainer, is a producer and creative director who teaches and consults on production and post- production. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Mark Spencer, a San Francisco-based film and video editor and producer, has been editing with Final Cut Pro since its introduction in 1999. He owns Day Street Productions, a production and post studio focused on corporate video, with customers such as Trend Micro, Applied Biosystems, and YCI-TV. Mark also has experience cutting documentaries (Girl Beat), short films (Tripoli Sun) and animation (Alligator Planet). He is an Apple Certified instructor in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Motion, and the author of Motion Visual Quick Start Guide. Mark holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jem Schofield is a producer and creative director and the owner of Buttons Productions, a production house that produces video, motion graphics, DVD, and audio projects. Jem is also an Apple Certified Trainer who consults on and teaches production and post-production solutions throughout the United States. He is a contributing writer to Video Systems and Studio Monthly magazines.

Table of Contents

Creative Titling

Lesson 1 Compositing and Animating Text in Final Cut Pro

Lesson 2 Creating an Animated Lower Third

Lesson 3 Final Cut to Motion and Back: Building an Animated Title Sequence

Lesson 4 Creating Motion Templates for Final Cut Pro

Creating a DVD Motion Menu

Lesson 5 Creating a Motion Menu Background

Lesson 6 Creating Custom Text Animations

Lesson 7 Working with Particle Systems

Lesson 8 From Motion to DVD Studio Pro

Building a Station ID

Lesson 9 Working with Shapes

Lesson 10 Creating Animated Background Elements

Lesson 11 Using Masks

Lesson 12 Building a Multilayered Text Effect

Introduction to 3D

Lesson 13 Creating a News Open:Working in a 3D World

Lesson 14 Show Open: Deconstructing a 3D Project More Field Techniques

Lesson 15 Manipulating Video

Lesson 16 More of Motion



Product Details

Spencer, Mark
Peachpit Press
Schofield, Jem
Interactive multimedia
Interactive Media
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Apple Pro Training
Publication Date:
June 2007
Grade Level:
9.04x7.40x1.05 in. 2.69 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Apple » Applications
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Engineering » Communications » Video

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