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Adobe After Effects
Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes

Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes

Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for the best look behind the technology of blend modes that you've ever seen. This isn't just for graphics and VFX, but for video editors too -- anyone who puts anything together, and wants to learn more about HOW images combine at the most basic level, in a way that applies to every application you might use, whether Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, VEGAS Pro, and yes, graphics and VFX programs like After Effects, Motion, Fusion, Nuke, Scratch, and many more.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres

Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres

Apple Motion 5 has many powerful compositing and graphics features, but its 3D feature set is, alas, limited. (For those keeping score, it's only 2.5D). Simon Ubsdell applies his his VFX and motion graphics expertise to cleverly working around those limitations by exploiting the best of Motion's behaviors, filters, lights, cameras, blend modes, refractions, and more -- along with everything you'll need to customize the effect to your liking, and to deepen your own Motion skills.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial

Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial

Building on his popular "Volumetric Lighting" tutorial, Simon Ubsdell raises the game once more with this Apple Motion 5 tutorial that adds lights, fog, and text into a true 3D environment. As usual, it's packed with extra tips and tricks to help turn every Motion artist into an expert.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy Interference

Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy Interference

You've seen the effect: video noise and glitchy interference, now a staple of contemporary sci-fi visuals. Simon Ubsdell shows you how to build it yourself inside Apple Motion 5, with no plug-ins or third-party software!

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial

Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial

Apple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. Join editor and motion graphics expert Simon Ubsdell to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5, apply modes, parenting, behaviors, 3D space, and more.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting

Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting

Volumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave

Apple Motion 5: Shockwave

An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld

Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld

In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe makes sure that all the Motion 4 & 5 users aren't left out when taking a look at mimicking the Michael Bay Film Look! Using only the tools inside of Motion 4 & 5, Kevin shows how combining your footage with some solids and transfer modes, will create a stylized and memorable effect that can be used over and over again!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO
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In part two of his look at Preferences, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down some of the most important preferences like Autosave Vaults and even sub-frame keyframing to make sure that you have a good foundation to work at your most optimal pace.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about your Keyboard Settings and takes a first part look at Preferences. It's important to understand both, and why it might not always be a good idea to go in and make extensive changes to either, especially if you're a freelancer.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on what was covered in the previous lesson by talking about not only adding effects to your matte keys, but also how to think outside the box and "attach" footage to your mattes, and manipulate them, however your client needs you to.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses the basics of Image Masking inside of Motion 5. Image Masking is how you will utilize Matte Keys inside of Motion 5, and this lesson will not only show you how to quickly and easily matte key video footage, but will also show you how to start building complex composites lightning quick!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques

Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
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In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to start integrating Motion 5 with FCPX, and he starts by showing you how to create a simple lower third. The lower third is simple to create, but the technique behind the editing of the text, and color changing of the lower third, shows you the true power of Motion 5, and why, if you're an FCPX editor, you NEED Motion 5 as your graphics application of choice.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at text by talking about the text type-on feature inside of Motion 5. What might seem like a simple concept can have a few simple effects added to it, to make it a very stylized end product.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics

Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
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In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a topic he is asked about all the time, and that is how to animate text along a path. Not only does he show you the different path types you can use, he also shows you a quick way to use Path Text in an animated show bumper.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 17 Text Part 4: Scrolling Text

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 17 Text Part 4: Scrolling Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating scrolling credits, and Kevin not only shows you three different ways to create credit scrolls, but also shows you why Behaviors are still the ONLY way you should be animating.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
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In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
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In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the individual pieces.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a more in-depth look at both the Glow and Drop Shadow styles, and shows you how to take what you think might be two very ordinary style presets, and create something that will make you look like a superstar to your client.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about not only advanced formatting for your text, but also covers all the style attributes as well. Once you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to create and save your awesome looking font creations!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins his look at creating basic text inside of Apple's Motion 5. This lesson is essential as most of the work you do inside of Motion 5 will have some kind of text element in it, and it's important to have the fundamentals down, before tackling your first project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to Particles inside of Motion 5, and shows you how, with a little bit of forethought, you can create 3D particle elements in your compositions. Normally this type of element is created with a third party plug-in, but everything you see in this lesson was created with only the tools you have when Motion 5 is installed.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Authors

Martin Ainsworth (1)
Kevin P. McAuliffe (36)
Andy Neil (12)
Deyson Ortiz (1)
Zak Peric (2)
David Saraceno (1)
Ben Scott (1)
Stephen Smith (8)
Simon Ubsdell (8)
Peter Wiggins (2)


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