How to Make Light Elements in Motion – Izzy Video 288

Do you want to know how to use Motion to create particles that appear to be made out of light?

This video demonstrates one way you can do that.

It goes through the 5 main steps to creating light elements.

It’s a lot of fun and the results can be beautiful.

I hope you find it helpful!

The full video is available to members-only. If you’re not already a member, you can click here to learn more about a membership.

How to Use Automator to Rename Video Clips – Izzy Video 287

This is the next video in the miniature series on organizing footage.

In the previous video I showed how I prepare video clips for organization. In this video, I continue where the last video left off.

I’m a big fan of automator. It saves a lot of time. And these days it has become an important part of my workflow because I rename all of my video clips using Automator.

This video demonstrates the exact workflow and settings I use.

I hope you find it helpful!

The full video is available to members-only. If you’re not already a member, you can click here to learn more about a membership.

Now available: My New Basic Motion Course

basic Motion course

I’m thrilled to announce that my new basic Motion course is now available.

If you want to get up and running with Motion, this is a great way to learn the basics.

Click here to learn more about the basic Motion course!

The course is over 3.5 hours long and contains 26 videos. As you go through the course, you’ll complete three different projects from scratch.

And I designed the projects to cover the basics of Motion.

Anyway, I hope you love it.

Go take a look if you haven’t already.

Small Story: Artist, Bill Zaner

This Small Story submission comes from Pat Whitty. It features a painter named Bill Zaner. Take a look…

Here are some of the strengths I noticed from Pat’s video:

  • It contains a variety of shots: inside the RV, outside the RV, landscapes, sunrise, interview shots.
  • Related to the above note — It uses several cut-away shots to give us a sense of time and place.
  • Pat uses interview footage directly, and he also uses the audio from the interview as effective voice-overs during B-roll cutaways.

Overall, this is another nice example of a Small Story video.

Side note — Not sure what a Small Story is? Check out my Small Stories Manifesto.

How to Convert Original Camera Clips Into ProRes Quicktime Files – Izzy Video 286

I’m planning a series of videos that demonstrate some workflow changes I’ve made for managing all my footage.

This first video in the series shows how I convert camera footage into Quicktime ProRes clips. It’s one of the first things I do now, and you’ll see in this video how the process works.

I hope you find it helpful!

The full video is available to members-only. If you’re not already a member, you can click here to learn more about a membership.