Motion and FCP classes at Filmbase

This month Filmbase are running Motion 101: An Introduction to Motion 4 and FCP 200: A Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro 7.

Running 14–16 March, Motion 101: An Introduction to Motion 4 is a three-day, hands-on course which will familiarise students with Motion; Apple’s software for motion graphics design. This comprehensive course covers working with Motion’s Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, advanced 3D features, working with audio, keyframing, and integration. Motion 101 costs €500 waged and €480 unwaged (Filmbase Membership required).

A five-day course, FCP 200: A Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro is a hands-on course which starts with basic video editing techniques and works all the way through Final Cut Pro’s advanced features. Students can learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output. FCP 200, which runs 21–25 March costs €730 waged and €700 unwaged (Filmbase Membership required).

There’s an Apple Pro Certification Exam available for both courses. For more information or to apply visit www.filmbase.ie, contact reception on (01)679 6716 or call into Filmbase on Curved Street, Temple Bar.

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