1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 11:49 PM by Karsten Schlüter
JavaJ Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

I never gave notice to Motion 5, but when I saw it was $50, I decided to look a little deeper.  I have not fully figured out if it can do what I really want to do with it- which is create animated text to go with music for kids music at my church (and maybe other creative videos for church).  I don't own FCPX- and don't want to get into it.  Can I do something like the below video with Motion 5 (overtop of existing looping backgrounds for example)?  I do a minimal solution witih iMovie already but for $50- I am hoping this is the best solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhoYK8fZQI


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  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (31,350 points)

    JavaJ wrote:

    …  Can I do something like the below video with Motion 5 (overtop of existing looping backgrounds for example)? …

    Motion5 is a tool which allows effects/animations like this, but wether YOU can do that, I can not answer

     

    means:

    M5 is an awesome powerful tool, although with an hobbyist price-tag meant for professional users. it comes preinstalled with -zillions of 'behaviors' (yepp, it has its own tech-lingo), there's even a modul which automatically animates based upon midi-data (if your source music comes as .midi files).

     

    I try to teach it myself for quite a while - hours of frustrations, esp. when you're used to ready-made templates and 'boilerplate solution' with a single click.

     

    I like to recommend the free, professional executed video tutorials from MacBreak Studio and Creative Cow, avail in the iTunes Podcast section - they offer an indepth look plus demo solutions for single tasks.- Have a look, wether that is within your … skills. Time consuming, but very satisfying in results!