216 – Dive Deeper Into Apple Motion 5.3

216 – Dive Deeper Into Apple Motion 5.3


This is Part 2 in our six-part in-depth look at Apple Motion 5.3. Hosted by Larry Jordan, this session covers graphical elements, drawing tools, the Inspector, filters and tips to solve problems.

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Presented: Mar. 8, 2017

Several times each month, Larry Jordan presents a live, on-line, video training webinar discussing issues related to video editing and post-production. For a list of upcoming webinars, click here.

Duration: 56:38
Download file size: 623 MB (Downloaded ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1280 x 720)

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This is the second part in a 6-part series examining Apple Motion 5.3.x.
Here’s the link to our six-part Motion Bundle that contains this episode.

Whether you use Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, or any other video editing software, you can create high-quality motion graphics using Apple Motion. Last week, we began a five-part series on the latest version of Apple Motion – v.5.3. This week, we build on that foundation and head deeper into the application.

Whether you are new to Motion, or just want help figuring out where everything moved, this session is for you. This session covers:

  • The Inspector
  • Add and Adjust Filters
  • Additional Library Content
  • Drawing Tools
  • Intro to Masks
  • Intro to Particles
  • Tips to Fix Problems


This is a beginning-level session, designed to introduce Motion to Final Cut Pro X and other video editors. You don’t need to own Motion to watch this training, but it is strongly encouraged that you watch Part 1 of this series before watching this movie.


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  • Goals for training
  • Define key terms
  • Create default project preset
  •   – Create a new project
  •   – Create a new preset
  •   – Set the preset as a default
  • When Things Go Wrong
  •   – Can’t see images in Viewer
  •   – Viewer displays strange colors
  •   – Elements move on their own
  • Backgrounds & Other Library Content
  •   – Interface Review
  •   – Where backgrounds are stored
  •   – Searching the Library
  •   – Add elements into a project
  •   – Using and reorganizing Groups
  •   – 2 Different Color Pickers
  •   – Animated Drawings
  •   – Element placement preference setting
  •   – More on blend modes
  •   – Animated gadgets
  •   – Animated gauges
  •   – Animated lines
  • Drawing Tools
  •   – Geometric Drawing Tools
  •   – Paint Brush and Line Styles
  • The Inspector
  •   – Removing accidental keyframes
  •   – Add / Modify / Format Text
  •   – Filters and stacking order
  • The Play Range
  •   – Rendering
  •   – Set and modify the Play Range
  • Intro to Masks
  •   – Geometric masks
  •   – Mask Blend modes
  •   – Bezier masks
  •   – B-spline masks
  • Into to Particle Emitters
  • Summary