Motion
"Car Race" - Tutorial

 

These video tutorials match the skills taught in the classroom. Each segment below corresponds to the gradesheet provided to the students.
Preparation:
Reminder: How to Right Click on a Macintosh... (video)

A. Explanation (video) (You Tube)

A. Overview
This video is what you will create after you complete each of the steps in the "Motion" segment of this tutorial notice how there is no audio. (video) (You Tube)
The audio is added in Final Cut Pro. (video) (You Tube)

B. The Interface
Training:
Step #1: Import Files From "RLS Multimedia" Server
  • 1a. An explanation of how to import the images and audio files used in creating this film. (video) (You Tube)
Step #2: Creating A New "Motion" File
  • 2a. An explanation of how to set up a new "Motion" project with the correct specifications. (video) (You Tube)
Step #3: Set Up Project Viewer
  • 3a. An explanation of how to set up the Project Viewer. (Grid, Rulers, Guides, Safe Zone, 50% View & Timecode).
    (video)
    (You Tube)
Step #4: Import Files (Group #1) - Lining Up The Timeline!
  • 4a. Import background and car images and show Playhead. (video) (You Tube)
  • 4b. Arrange Layers. (video) (You Tube)
  • 4c. Problems? Edit / Undo! (mobile) (You Tube)
  • 4d. Show how to adjust the file layer size on the Timeline. Explain Snapping. Show how to Zoom In & Zoom Out and "I" in order to line up the images on a layer. (video) (You Tube)
Step #5: Transform Image Size
  • 5a. Learn how to change the size of an image. (video) (You Tube)
Step #6: Add Motion!!
  • 6a. Learn how to add the "Basic Motion/Move" Behavior to have the cars move in a general direction.(video) (You Tube)
    • "Move" allows an object to move in one straight line.
Step #7: Add Size Change
  • 7a. Learn how to have an image get bigger as it comes nearer, or smaller as it gets further away. (video) (You Tube)
    • Call up HUD!
Step #8:Create New Group #2 - Lining Up The Timeline!
  • 8a. An explanation how to set up a new group and organize it on the timeline. (video) (You Tube)
    • This lesson repeats: Import, Transform Scale of object, Zoom In/Zoom Out and "I" to line up the timeline.
Step #9: Add Motion Path!! (Basic Motion/Motion Path)
  • 9a. Learn how to add the "Basic Motion/Motion Path" Behavior to have the cars move in a zig-zag direction. (video) (You Tube)
    • "Motion Path" allows you to have an object move in any direction.
Step #10: Add Size Change
  • 10a. Learn how to have an image get bigger as it comes nearer, or smaller as it gets further away. (video) (You Tube)
    • Call up HUD!
Step #11: Create New Group #3 - Lining Up The Timeline!
  • 11a. An explanation how to set up a new group and organize it on the timeline (Close prior Groups). (video) (You Tube)
    • This lesson repeats: Import, Transform Scale of object, Zoom In/Zoom Out and "I" to line up the timeline.
  • 11b. Adding time to a timeline. (video) (You Tube)
Step #12: Add Motion
  • 12a. Student's Choice, either:
Step #13: Add Text
Add Audio In Final Cut Pro!
Step #14:Exporting a Video File from "Motion."
  • Learn how to export your film as a video file onto the desktop From Motion. (video) (You Tube)
Step #15:Importing a Video File Into "Final Cut Pro."
  • Learn how to import your film into Final Cut Pro. (video) (You Tube)
Step #16:Adding An Audio File
  • Learn how to add an audio file to this Motion video using Final Cut Pro. (video) (You Tube)
Step #17:Exporting a Video File from "Final Cut Pro."
  • Learn how to export your film as a video file onto your Desktop From Final Cut Pro . (video) (You Tube)

Questions? jharrington@sthelenaunified.org