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An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)

A new interface designed especially for editors. Smart templates for making changes on the fly during editing. And easy-to-use motion graphics tools for creating eye-catching titles, transitions, and effects. Motion 5 is the perfect companion to Final Cut Pro.

Course Description:

This three-day, hands-on Motion 5 training course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and moves into compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. Explore new intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control.


  • Manual and Training Media
  • Individual Apple Workstation
  • Course Certificate

Who Should Attend?

This Motion 5 class is designed for students who are looking to learn more about creating motion graphics using Motion 5 and who prefer hands-on, interactive instruction.

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating Smart Motion Templates and publishing them to Final Cut Pro X.
  • Creating parameter rigs to quickly adjust related parameters with a single control.
  • Understanding behavior-based animation.
  • Using keyframes to create animation.
  • Creating content with Generators, shapes and paint strokes.
  • Stabilizing and tracking media.
  • Animating cameras and using advanced 3D features.


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing and motion graphics terminology is highly recommended


Apple Certified Pro Exams

This Course has an Apple Certified Pro Exam included, the exam is normally taken on the last day of the course, however you can arrange to take the exam at a later date. Find out more about Apple Professional Certifications.

Please note
  • Exams are included in the purchase price when using buy now via PayPal however you will need to book the exam separately, please contact us to book your exam..
  • All Apple Certified Pro Exams are available without taking a course for £125. Contact us to book your exam.
  • Exam retakes – An exam can be retaken after 7 days and all retakes cost £75.

Price: £645 - 3 Days

Freelancer Price:  £581 - Contact us to find out how to receive this discount.

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Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Getting Around in Motion Following a New Paradigm, Opening Motion, Importing Video, Setting a Play Range, Transforming and Duplicating a Clip, Adding Effects, Hiding and Showing the Project Pane, Stylizing with Filters, Framing with a Mask, Compositing with a Blend Mode, Adding Text, Animating with Text, Using Library Content, Arranging Layers, Using Function Keys, and Outputting Projects.
Lesson 2
Building a Composite Setting Up a Project, Creating a Background Using the Inspector, Using Photoshop Files, Compositing with Blend Modes and Filters, Editing in Motion, Making Overwrite Edits, Managing Timeline Tracks, Applying Masks and Using Clones and Importing Motion Projects.
Lesson 3
Creating Animation with Behaviors Adding Basic Motion Behaviors, Stacking Behaviors, Using Basic Motion Behaviors in 3D, Using Simulation Behaviors, Applying Parameter Behaviors, Cloning a Group and Combining Behaviors and Adding a Light.
Lesson 4
Animating with Keyframes Recording Keyframes, Changing Keyframes Interpolation, Setting Keyframes Manually, Using Keyframes on Multiple Parameters, Working with Multiple Keyframe Curves and Animating Crop with Keyframes.
Lesson 5
Creating Content with Generators, Shapes and Paint Strokes  Drawing Shapes, Creating a Background with a Generator, Searching for Content, Modifying Animated Content, Masking with Images, Importing Vector Graphics, Working with Paint Strokes, Using Shape Behaviors and Using the Bezier Tool.
Lesson 6
Creating Text Effects Creating, Formatting and Styling Text Layers, Saving and Applying Text Style Presets, Duplicating, editing and Aligning Text Layers, Applying Text Behaviors, Using the Glyph Tool, Saving a Text Animation Favorite and Adding Motion Blur.
Lesson 7
Working with Particle Emitters and Replicators Using Emitters to Make Particle Systems, Adjusting Emitter and Cell Controls in the Inspector, Adding Cells, Using Emitters from the Library, Replicating Elements and Modifying Replicator Presets.
Lesson 8
Using Audio Importing Audio, Setting Markers and Keyframes in the Audio Editor, Working with Audio and Video, Editing to the Beat and Animating with Audio.
Lesson 9
Speed Changes and Optical Flow Creating Constant Speed Changes, Using Frame Blending and Optical Flow, Creating Speed Ramps with Keyframes, Creating Speed Effects with Retiming Behaviors and Using Time Filters.
Lesson 10
Stabilizing, Tracking and Keying Tracking and Stabilizing a Shot, Keying Greenscreen Footage, Creating Garbage Masks, and Correcting Color for Seamless Compositing.
Lesson 11
Publishing Smart Templates for Final Cut Pro X  Setting up the Final Cut Pro Project, Working with Effects Presets, Modifying Effects Presets,Creating Smart Motion Templates, Completing the Animation, Using Build In and Build Out Markers, and Publishing Parameters.
Lesson 12
Rigging and Publishing Widgets Rigging a Checkbox Widget, Modifying, Testing and Publishing a Widget, Deconstructing a Transition Project, Rigging a Pop-up Widget, Using the Link Parameter Behavior, Creating a Final Cut Effect, Rigging the Slider Widget and Publishing Widgets and Parameters.
Lesson 13
Building a 3D Scene Making 3D Transformations in the Canvas, Converting 2D Groups to 3D, Adding and Working with Cameras, Arranging and Modifying Groups and Layers in 3D Space and Mixing 2D and 3D Groups.
Lesson 14
Animating Cameras and Using Advanced 3D Features Animating a Camera with Behaviors, Using Advanced 3D Features, Working with Depth of Field, Turning on Reflections, Using Lights and Shadows and Exporting Advanced 3D Features.


Acc. Size Starts Days Cost Trainer Location
An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)
Apple Certified Motion Training Max 7 17 Aug 15 3 645 Manchester
An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)
Apple Certified Motion Training Max 10 28 Sep 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)
Apple Certified Motion Training Max 7 11 Nov 15 3 £645 Manchester
An Introduction to Motion 5 (Motion 101)
Apple Certified Motion Training Max 10 25 Nov 15 3 £645 Soho, London

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