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Nick Smith
Learning Motion. Options?
on May 24, 2009 at 1:58:53 pm

Hey folks, first time poster here. :)

I love the look of Apple Motion, and the templates so far have been fantastic as a start for some of my projects, but I'd really love to learn the program from the ground up. I did this with Final Cut Pro and the Apple Certified Training Textbook, which was fantastic. But the cost was restrictive...

Can anyone recommend some publications to learn the program through and through for a decent price?

I have looked through the tutorials here at the Cow, but I'd love to get something simple as a start.

Thanks guys,

Nick


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Noah Kadner
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 24, 2009 at 4:11:11 pm

I.e. free? Well there are lots of decent tutorials on Youtube. I kinda taught myself Motion just using it...

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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 24, 2009 at 6:42:48 pm

[Nick Smith] "I did this with Final Cut Pro and the Apple Certified Training Textbook, which was fantastic. But the cost was restrictive..."

If the cost of a $40 book is restrictive, how do you plan to buy hard drives, stock music & footage, tape stock, or even lunch, for that matter?

There are a lot of free tutorials online at applemotion.net. And there are some tutorials on your FC Studio install disks.

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Brad Jordan
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 25, 2009 at 3:36:41 pm

MacProVideo tutorials. They cost money, but I believe the time saved is worth it. Free? It's tough to find "free" unless you are looking for inspiration which is usually what I do before creating a project.

MacProVideo dot com. I'm not affiliated with them, but love their tutorials.



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Zane Barker
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 25, 2009 at 4:14:39 pm

The Apple Certification books published by Peachpit are really the best way to go other then a class.

40-50 bucks for those books is really not a bad deal at all, in fact it is quite a deal considering they come with a DVD that contains project files and media assets to work with.




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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 25, 2009 at 10:35:58 pm

[Zane Barker] "40-50 bucks for those books is really not a bad deal at all, in fact it is quite a deal considering they come with a DVD that contains project files and media assets to work with. "

That's right. You should think of it as an investment. You've presumably invested $1200 in FC Studio, and maybe another couple of grand in a Mac, spending $40-50 now to learn how to use that previous investment is nothing.

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Winston A. Cely
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 26, 2009 at 5:12:12 pm

I used the Apple Certified book, and though there are small things missing here and there, it increased my productivity - and therefore my quality - by a substantial amount.

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Jason Diebler
Re: Learning Motion. Options?
on May 29, 2009 at 2:22:12 pm

Definitely use the book, it comes with exercise files on DVD.

Lynda.com is also an investment worth considering. Its not free, but it "pays" off if you use it.


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