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 alternate edits with roles in Final Cut Pro X

Creating alternate edits with roles in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to use roles in Final Cut Pro X to create alternate edit scenarios. Steve starts with a…

Creating 3D Animated Bar Charts in Motion

Creating 3D Animated Bar Charts in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build an animated 3D bar chart in Motion. There are times when an editor or motion…

Grading with the Tangent Ripple in Final Cut Pro X

Grading with the Tangent Ripple in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training is joined by his lead editor Travis Richmond as they demonstrate the new Tangent Ripple with Final Cut Pro X…

Forced Projections in Motion

Forced Projections in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how turn a photograph into an animated scene using a “forced perspective” technique in Motion. One…

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…