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Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2

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Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2


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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
  • Pages: 624
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-50940-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50940-6

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.

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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


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