Motion 5: An Introduction (Code: Motion 101)

This three-day course is designed for anyone with a desire to learn more about creating motion graphics using Motion 5.

Participants begin by learning the fundamentals of motion graphics before moving on to compositing, animation and the world of 3D.

You will explore new intelligent templates that enable quick and flexible creation of high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators. You will also learn how to create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control.

Areas covered:

  • Creating smart motion templates
  • Publishing smart motion templates to Final Cut Pro X
  • Creating parameter rigs to adjust parameters with a single control
  • Understanding behaviour-based animation
  • Using keyframes to create animation
  • Creating content with generators, shapes and paint strokes
  • Stabilising and tracking media
  • Animating cameras and using advanced 3D features.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro
  • All course-related materials
  • Apple Certified Pro Exam included (this can be taken on the last day of course or at a later date).


  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.


  • A good understanding of motion graphics fundamentals, compositing, animation and the world of 3D.
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