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Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
A Creative COW Master Series DVD Feature


Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith
Lone Peak Productions, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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The Creative Cow Master Series of DVD training presents a closer look at the finer points of graphics and animation inside Final Cut. Hosted by Creative COW.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith, this disk contains over 3 hours of energetic, informative lessons.

No matter what kind of work you do in Final Cut Studio, you need titles. If you want better titles and graphics, Money Making Graphics and Effects for Final Cut Studio 2 goes beyond just training with...

  • Over 3 hours of packed professional grade tutorials
  • Project files that can be used for your own clientele
  • A dozen design elements that can easily be adapted to other projects

Award-winning editor Stephen Smith takes you through 13 chapters of client pleasing graphics, while showing you how to use Final Cut Studio to its fullest. Each chapter is presented in a unique and dynamic way, with engaging graphics and illustrations that won’t put you to sleep. The real world techniques in this DVD will have you smiling all the way to the bank.

Click to play Money Making Graphics TrailerMoney Making Graphics Trailer

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s on the disk?
This DVD contains 13 chapters that show the user how to create interesting and unique graphics using Final Cut Studio 2. Stephen’s passion for Final Cut shows in the high production value he put into each chapter, with over 3 hours

Chapter 1: Design Concepts
How do you take a graphic from hum-drum to high end? This chapter contains the design concepts every video editor needs to know.

Chapter 2: Color Mattes
Stephen shows you how to take a bland color matte and turn it into something dynamic. This chapter also focuses on the fundamentals you’ll need to get around in Final Cut Studio.

Chapter 3: Animation Foundation
Every good animation has to start somewhere! Chapter 3 shows you everything from keyframes to the Cartesian coordinate system.

Chapter 4: Design Layout
Learn how to put some Feng shui into your video in a cool way…you know, bring balance to the Force, blah, blah, blah…

Chapter 5: Composite Mode 1
Find out how composite modes can be used in the real world with a client worthy project.

Chapter 6: Composite Mode 2
Kick your composite mode up a notch with particle emitter in Motion.

Chapter 7: Advanced Animation
Learn how to make a cutting edge effect utilizing Bezier curves and ease in/ease out…what could be more fun than that?

Chapter 8-11: Logo Treatment1-4
Look like you’ve slaved over your computer all day when it only took a matter of minutes to create these awesome effects.

Graphics grid

Chapter 12: 3D Logo Flip
Utilize Motion’s new camera feature to make a logo reveal that’ll knock your clients socks off!

Chapter 13: Wrap Up: Putting it all together
The title says it all! In addition, this chapter explores time remapping, an oldie but a goodie.

Who’s the disk for?
It’s primarily for intermediate Final Cut users. However, the presentation is easy enough for beginners to follow, and the content contains several tricks that make it worthwhile for the advanced user. Anyone who dislikes long, drawn out, traditional training will enjoy Stephen’s engaging approach with Final Cut.

What software will I need?
This DVD was made with Final Cut Studio 2 and focuses on some of the newer features. However, a lot of the information is applicable to older versions of Final Cut as well.

Where can I see more of Stephen's training?

Painting with Motion video tutorial for Apple Motion CSI: COW video tutorial for Final Cut Pro Old Film Look for Final Cut Pro video tutorial

Stephen's "Painting
with Motion" tutorial

Stephen's "CSI: COW" tutorial Stephen's "Old
Film Look" tutorial

About Stephen Smith
Stephen graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Communications Technology. "I picked the degree because it had the longest name, "says Stephen. Since then, he's gone on to produce internationally distributed DVDs, some in 21 different languages. As a producer and lead editor at Lone Peak Productions, he has won over a dozen awards using Final Cut. Stephen got fed up with boring training books he could never get through, and decided to make this DVD to save others from the same fate.

 

Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2 DVD box

Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2 is now available, for only $49.95!

Buy now!


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Comments

The Money Making Tutorial
by Lenny Delgado
Hi Stephen..
Thanks for that great tutorial..awesome..love it..Plan to buy the others...

Lenny
NYC
Announcing! Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
by Stephen95
Great question. Most Shape Styles don
Announcing! Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
by Jerome Franks
Stephen in one of the tutorials you made a light streak in Motion 3. How do I change the presets of the light streak for example there are several color presets under the "STROKE tab.. When I select Atlantic Blue the streak stop, its just a line and there motion is removed from the streak. So I was wonder how can I use the different color preset for this tutorial
Announcing! Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
by battlecat
An excellent and highly useful tutorial. Stephen gives thorough and detailed techniques, along with humor. His DVD is just as the title says "Money Making Graphics and Effects." Basic building blocks of contemporary designs used on TV now. I've bought many tutorials from others on FCP Studio and, with all due respect, they are pretty much the same; they teach you how to navigate FCP Studio, this button is for this that button is for that etc.. As a working editor and videographer I am always searching for techniques to strengthen my skill set and deliver fresh ideas and content to clients. "Money Making Graphics & Effects" delivers the goods. This DVD will soon be a staple in every editors repitoire. Although it was covered, I only wish there were a little more attention paid to Motion 3 and it's new 3D capability on building 3D sets. If there is a knock this is it. Otherwise a well produced DVD. Can't wait for the next one.


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