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Monster Face Effect in Motion 5 – Izzy Video 277

Just in time for Halloween!

Today I published a new video that demonstrates how to transform a regular face into a monster face.

I use my son, Aiden, as an example. :)

This Motion 5 tutorial uses several different techniques to create the effect:

  • Motion tracking
  • Filters
  • Masks
  • Keyframes

I think it’s a great way to become more familiar with these powerful tools in Motion because you get to use them in combination.

The full version of this video is available to members only. Click here to learn about a membership.

October 30, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:02 am

Now Available: My New Online Store

I’m happy to announce that I’ve moved all of my downloadable courses and most of my themes to my new online store (It’s easy to find at A few reasons I made this change:

  • The store offers a more traditional online buying experience
  • If you (optionally) set up an account, then you can find download links for the products you purchased, just in case you need to download them again.
  • It’s easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Overall, I think this is going to be a big improvement and much better experience for you.

Of course, I’m going to keep this blog at going, and I’ll continue to post updates, free courses, and videos here periodically. But downloadable courses and themes will be located at

I hope you enjoy the new shopping experience!

October 28, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 1:14 pm

How to Install a Theme

This video demonstrates how to install a Final Cut Pro X theme into the proper folders.

October 24, 2014
Filed under: Templates — by Izzy Hyman @ 1:22 pm

How to Customize Drop Zones in Motion

Sometimes you don’t want to work with drop zones directly in Final Cut Pro X. Maybe you need to do some serious customization of the drop zone (that you can’t do in FCPX).

Or maybe you have an older version of Final Cut Pro X and the theme doesn’t work in it (but it DOES work in Motion).

This video demonstrates how you might customize drop zones in Motion directly.

By the way, the theme in this video is from my Final Cut Pro X theme bundle #2.

I hope you find it helpful!

October 23, 2014
Filed under: Templates — by Izzy Hyman @ 12:27 pm

How to Use Titles from Themes

This video introduces the basics of using titles from my new Final Cut Pro X themes.

October 22, 2014
Filed under: Templates — by Izzy Hyman @ 3:43 pm
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