Posts Tagged ‘Apple Motion


unboxing boris continuum complete free trial

Newly engaged, me and my fiance are enjoying a lazy Christmas in exotic, cold and foggy Chevy Chase, MD.  And while she’s snoozing it up I’m playing around with this 14 day free trial of Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug for Final Cut Pro and Motion.

I’ve been using Motion more and more recently and investigating ways to get more true 3D looking stuff, especially text, in my work.  Boris seems to have a good option with Continuum Complete…

Looking pretty good and I’m wonking my way through this seriously awesome-seeming suite of plugins.  They have a good amount of tutorials on their website and one of the cooler things I stumbled upon was the Pixel Chooser.

Click on the image above for the tutorial, a good way to matte a foreground subject and add a color effect to the background.  I do most all of my color correction in Apple Color and I’m really looking forward to Bob Sliga’s Scone Looks but this level of quick and dirty ColorFX room compositing right in FCP is mind-boggingly cool.  While I’m not sure work will spring the $995 for the full version, I will certainly take advantage of this 14 day free trial and put BCC 6 through its paces.

proactively • the best things for Christmas are free • peter

Disclosure, to comply with the FTC’s new rules

None of the manufacturers listed above are paying Peter Salvia to write this article and, so far, none have sent him any samples or demonstration items.

***UPDATE 26 Dec 09***

I’d be remiss not to link to Zac Peric’s BCC 6 review.  Check it out here.


apple motion – animate photoshop layers

My Motion 3 mentor Mark Spencer has produced a new video tutorial explaining how to animate a photoshop document’s layers in z-space.  He’s posted it to the Pro Video Coalition website. Mark’s brain and collected works are required ingesting for all FCP and Motion users, so drop that beer and get hoofin’ over to this awesome video toot!

proactively • peter


Based on viewer feedback, Mark has posted a redux of this tutorial.  Click through here for the awesomeness.


Mark Spencer Motion Mania

Ok, if you haven’t already checked out Mark’s awesome website, why not check out this Vimeo embed of his new Motion 3 Ken Burns tutorial:

If you think this rocks, and you want to get your Motion 3 learn on for real, you have to check out Mark’s Motion 3 tutorial series from Ripple Training.

proactively • Motion 3-ing • peter

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