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7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

Sometimes we need to prevent a lavalier microphone from appearing in the video frame. This video will show you seven different ways to hide a lavalier mic.

It demonstrates how to hide a mic under clothing, behind ties, under collars, and more.

I hope you find it helpful!

March 19, 2014
Filed under: Audio for Video — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:16 am

Kinetic Typography: Swinging Text in Motion 5

Here is another video that demonstrates “kinetic typography” in Motion 5.

In this one, I show a way you can create a swinging text effect. This is where text swings into place.

You can watch the video for the specific steps, but the basic workflow goes like this:

  1. Add the text
  2. Adjust the anchor point of the text
  3. Add an oscillate parameter behavior to the rotation
  4. Keyframe the oscillate behavior so it decreases over time
  5. Adjust the offset so the text starts in an up position

In the end, you’ll have text that swings into place.

This is another interesting way you can move text in Motion 5.

I hope you find this “kinetic typography” video helpful.

March 18, 2014
Filed under: Motion — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:00 am

Masks in Motion: Add and Subtract – Izzy Video 258

Do you get frustrated when a mask in Motion doesn’t do what you want it to do?

Do you find masks confusing?

I’ve been getting emails about this a lot, so I thought I’d make a video that addresses a common issue with masks in Motion.

This video is for members only. Members will find it in the membership video library. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

February 27, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:05 am

How to Make an Animated Gif from a Video Clip – Izzy Video 257

Recently I’ve noticed a resurgence in animated gifs.

I’ve been seeing them in emails I receive as well as in blog posts and on social networks.

Maybe it’s because bandwidth is generally improving around the world. I don’t know the actual reason, but I find them fun and useful, so I thought I’d show you an example workflow for how you can create an animated gif from a video clip.

This video is for members only. Members will find it in the membership video library. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

Just in case it’s a new concept, here’s an example of an animated gif:

Izzy tag animated gif

February 12, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 10:36 am

My Process for Archiving Projects and Events in Final Cut Pro X (updated for version 10.1) – Izzy Video 256

Archiving projects and events from Final Cut Pro X is now easier than ever because of the 10.1 upgrade. That said, there are still several critical things to know.

In this video, I show my current process for archiving projects.

This video is for members only. Members will find it in the membership video library. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

January 31, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:19 am
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