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.

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.

How to Make Custom Video Backgrounds – Izzy Video #285

Izzy Video 285

Sometimes we need to show text on the screen in our videos.

Of course, we could simply put the text on a black background. There’s nothing wrong with that really, though it can get a bit boring.

(Still, sometimes it feels like the right thing to do.)

Or you could put a solid color behind the text.

The truth is that we actually have many, many different options for what we can put behind the text in our videos.

In this new tutorial, I demonstrate how you can create your own custom organic particle backgrounds. These are perfect for using as a video background behind text.

Here is a sample segment from the video:

[Read more…]

How to Make Custom Titles for Final Cut Pro X with Motion – Izzy Video 284

Sometimes you might want to make your own custom title templates that you can use in Final Cut Pro X.

You can do that in Motion 5.

In the new video I published today, I demonstrate a complete workflow for using Motion to create a custom Final Cut Pro X title.

Along the way, I share several tips that I find useful.

This is a members-only video. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

I hope you find it helpful!