Mark Spencer

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Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, videographer, editor, trainer and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces Final Cut Pro X-related training and plugins for with his partners at Ripple Training. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer, and consults for corporations and individuals. He is the author or co-author of a half-dozen books on motion graphics and editing from Peachpit Press and writes for ProVideo Coalition. He maintains www.applemotion.net, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Creating and animating 3D logos in Motion

Creating and animating 3D logos in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can turn a flat logo into a 3D animation by using the text features of Motion…

Creating an animated gobo in Motion

Creating an animated gobo in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build, position, and animate a gobo in Motion. A gobo is a screen that is placed…

Orbiting objects in Motion

Orbiting objects in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to approach a basic animation task in Motion. The genesis of today’s episode was a…

Emancipate your titles in Final Cut Pro X

Emancipate your titles in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how you can free your titles in Final Cut Pro X. You didn’t know you needed…

Reimporting from Camera Archives in Final Cut Pro X

Reimporting from Camera Archives in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how you can get tripped up when restoring clips from a Camera Archive in Final Cut Pro X…

Reverse favoriting in Final Cut Pro X

Reverse favoriting in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates a very interesting editing technique in Final Cut Pro X he terms “reverse favoriting.” The scenario: identifying…

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how he prefers to apply audio filters to a specific range of a clip. It’s a…

360VR compositing in Final Cut Pro X

360VR compositing in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, we move to Part 3 of our exploration into working with 360VR footage in Final Cut Pro X. If you missed Part 1, be sure…

360VR in Final Cut Pro X Part 2

360VR in Final Cut Pro X Part 2

This week on MacBreak Studio, we move to Part 2 of our exploration into working with 360VR footage in Final Cut Pro X. If you missed Part 1, be sure…

360VR video in Final Cut Pro X

360VR video in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve and I dip our toes into the 360VR waters. (360 version available here using Chrome or Firefox) During my time at NAB this year…