Getting Started in Motion 5.3

$59.00

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)
  • Learn the Building Blocks of Motion
  • Work with Motion’s Chroma Keyer
  • Animate with Behaviors & Keyframes
  • Work with Replicators & Particles
  • Output & Share Your Projects

Create Visual Magic

Getting Started for Motion was created to help you create eye-catching motion graphics, titles and visual effects. You’ll begin by learning the layout, organization, and operating principles of Motion before jumping in and creating a professional promo from scratch.

Make Your Elements Behave

Motion has a wide variety of built-in animations called Behaviors, that will allow you to animate any object or layer with only a few mouse clicks. Combined with Motion’s real-time playback engine you’ll learn how to build your visuals as they play back in real time.

Give Your Layers a Group Identity

Motion allows you to work with Groups as easily as you work with individual Layers. We’ll teach you how and when to create groups, then how to transform, apply effects and animate them for working more efficiently and creatively.

Design Your Motion Graphics

Motion is an incredibly fast and easy to use platform for creating just about anything you can imagine. This tutorial will have you confidently working with video, photos, graphics and music to create compelling visuals that will enhance any video project.

About the Author:

Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.
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18 reviews for Getting Started in Motion 5.3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love the possibilities you have with Motion and bought it over night on the App Store. After opening the software I found out do some study work :). After reviewing some courses I stopped here at Ripple Training. The fact that Steve and Mark are teachers, like me gave me some confident to buy a course. And man, was that a good decision. The course is nice to watch and follow. Everything in easy steps with an easy player to watch online.

    It’s easy, fun to learn with Mark. I’m so pleased that I bought some other courses as well. Thanks Mark, Steve and all the guys and girls of Ripple Training for your courses.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been away from Motion for a while. When I used it a lot years ago, I even obtained Pro Level certification by studying Mark’s book. Now I am back using Motion and I decided to buy (upgrade) to the Getting Started in Motion 5.3 course. Why? Because Mark (& Steve) are great teachers and why get frustrated when I can watch these videos and get up to speed quickly. I have bought a bunch of other courses and it has made a huge difference in being able to enjoy using Motion and not letting the software get in the way of creativity. I appreciate that, and so do my (few) clients 🙂 Thanks to all at Ripple Training!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A really excellent course that explains the Motion system and how to analyse the built in sample projects and use them to advance your knowledge. After that it’s a hands on build a project that covers a lot of ground. This is the best course I have purchased and I am going to extract a huge amount of information and experience from it. Massive value for money.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just updated my tutorial to the latest version of this – I had the previous tutorial. I feel there are places that following along and building my own project were – easy – but I rushed a spot and messed up a parameter along the way . I realize – I might have to just watch the whole set of tutorials and then go back and revisit – which I can, because I am not tied to a particular class schedule – I can review and revisit at will to get my project to were I need to and learn the steps. All your training and materials are fantastic.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have now finished this tutorial and found it to be very helpful. I had a project in my head but didn’t know how to get started. However, as I was watching the tutorial I was able to relate some of the course material that was presented to my own project. This was a great help.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    In a simple way Mark teach me Motion. Very good.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent, the best. I’ve learned a lot from RippleTraining competitors, but Mark and Steve are superb and better. I think I’ve got all the messages…Even if I’m not a native English speaker.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Well I am retired and have been for a long time. Recently I have started to produce enough videos that I thought I would attempt to learn Motion. For a 76 year old amateur video producer the process of learning this complex App was almost overwhelming. However I took this course and I am very pleased. I am already using Motion now and would not have been able to do that without this course.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    I’m not young so learning new techniques and procedures is harder for me than a youngster. I found the pace of the tutorials a little too quick. I accept that we have pause and rewind, and I used those buttons often but perhaps a review of how information is shared for future training is appropriate. Also highlighting the area being discussed on the screen perhaps could be reviewed as I found that difficult at time. Having said those two negative comments I want to congratulate Ripple Training on the excellence of their courses – this is not the first one we have purchased and your expertise is always helpful.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just finished this course, and I can’t actually believe I just created an advert. Steve and Mark are absolute legends! I bought the course because I was curious and after the first video I bought another 4 courses. It’s not just their experience with the software that make them so good… it’s the experience in TEACHING the software. They explain every little step and then follow it up with back end information explaining exactly what is happening. I can also highly recommend their other courses. I have very little experience and I have just put together a small production team making it compulsory that they watch these courses!!

    Thanks Ripple!! Keep it rolling!!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I second the accolades posted already. Anyone that’s followed these guys for any length of time knows the top quality they deliver. My only “wish” is for perhaps a more advanced series at some point. Looking at what the artists at MotionVFX are able to do with Motion, for example, it would be great to learn more advanced techniques. I realize the fundamentals are all here, and incredibly informative already, but I suspect there are some advanced techniques to be discovered much like the level of depth that the guys get into with their FCP tutorials and online content.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The GOLD standard in Motion training. Period. I have been learning from Mark Spencer since his earlier books on Motion. These video lessons are clear, concise, and well thought out. After taking this course I feel confident in my ability to go from concept to creation. Well done Mark.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course. I had very little experience with Motion prior to watching. The selection of material was very good; it provided a good understanding of the structure of a Motion project and how filters, behaviors, and the like are utilized. Mark’s explanations, as always, are clear and intelligent. I highly recommend this if you are either interested in learning how to use Motion, or just curious about what you might be able to do with Motion.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been following Mark and Steve for years and have learned a lot from their excellent tutorials. This is just another in a long list of informative and expertly executed tutorials. Mark has a way of bringing his knowledge to the videos that is informative and easily understood. The only downside is my brain can’t follow as fast some times, but that’s why as stated before, there is a pause and rewind button!

    I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to get started with Motion.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just finished the training today and learned a lot from it. I found myself following along in Motion doing the things Mark did in the tutorial. Sometimes it was tricky as Mark kept the pace moving along but I don’t see any way to change that. They make pause and rewind buttons for a reason. 🙂
    I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to get started with Motion.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I think Mark has a tremendous knowledge of Motion and that’s always good so I have no worries there. My only ‘slightly’ negative opinion would be that his tone is a bit mechanical. He moves quite quickly through the menus in a rather abrupt manner and at times it’s difficult to keep up (yes I know you can re-wind). If you watch Lynda.com videos their instructors seem a little more personable. It’s only a minor opinion and doesn’t detract from the quality. Maybe it’s because I come from the other side of the pond!

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    I recommend Ripple Training’s tutorials.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Mark Spencer hits another bulls-eye with this training package. It has been awhile since I needed to create some animated content. A few years back I thought I knew it all after mastering Ripple’s 3D Motion training. But I am glad this came along because it really helps me get re-acquainted with Motion. What is cool is Mark shows how he uses the interface, giving away some of his secret and favorite shortcuts. Its nice to be in the presence of a master. I like the learning project that dives into masking, text behaviors, shapes, color grading, and exposing the depth of the Motion library. If you have been away from Motion for awhile, this is a great refresher course.

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