I second those Apple pro training series books. I have the getting started with motion 5 and the more advance, motion. It took about a week to get through the first book, but it gives you enough to understand the application, do so cool stuff, and be ready to take on advanced material.
G5, 1.7, 4MB RAM, 30"cine, G4, 1.6 2MB RAM, Mbox, Neumann TLM-103, FCP HD 5. Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Reason 3.0, Macromedia Studio, ProAnimator, HVX200 with Firestore v4.0