Mark Spencer is a Bay Area video editor who literally wrote the book on Motion. He is the author of several works on the subject, such as Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2 and Apple Pro Training Series: Motion 3. “I am a big Motion fan,” he says. “And use it extensively for text treatments, animated elements and DVD menus.”
Putting Motion into Action
Mark is also an instructor at Digital Media Academy, where he teaches Motion training courses. Mark has also taught Final Cut Pro tech camps while at DMA.
Mark gave us a Motion tip at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco where DMA teamed up with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to offer hands-on computer workshops. This video was shot on the John Lennon Education Tour Bus, and covers the topic “How to Use Motion to Create Background Elements.” Mark tackles the following topics:
Put Your Future into Motion
This summer kids and teens will discover the world of video production at Digital Media Academy’s tech camp locations in US and Canada. DMA offers programs for all age levels and interest areas:
For kids ages 8 to 12, DMA’s Adventures in Filmmaking & Special Effects camp gives them a great first taste of the moviemaking process. Students cover a wide range of topics, including post-production editing with Final Cut Pro®.
Teens ages 13 to 17 will be thrilled with the cool FX they get to create in DMA’s Visual Effects for Filmmaking camp. This intro to visual effects covers both in-camera special effects, as well as green-screen techniques, layering, basic compositing, keyframing and more.
And for the teen who can’t get enough film production, DMA’s Academy for Hollywood Visual Effects is packed with two weeks of digital filmmaking that touch upon all technical aspects of the production process.
If you’re interested in studying film production this summer, DMA tech camps are the perfect place to watch your creativity soar.
Learn more about DMA instructor Mark Spencer.