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 Neon Lights in Motion

Creating Neon Lights in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training one method for creating flickering neon lights in Motion. The technique I use centers around using the 3D…

Prepping Logic Pro X for scoring a Final Cut Pro X project

Prepping Logic Pro X for scoring a Final Cut Pro X project

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to prepare a movie in Final Cut Pro X for scoring in Logic Pro X. His movie…

Animation pre-visualization with mBehaviors

Animation pre-visualization with mBehaviors

This week on MacBreak Studio, special guest Mike Matzdorff (@FCPXFeatures) shows us a very fun and interesting workflow he uses to speed up animation development. Mike has figured out how…

4K Timelapse workflow in Compressor

4K Timelapse workflow in Compressor

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to use Compressor to turn an image sequence into a movie. You might already know that you…

Retiming animations in Motion

Retiming animations in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training some tips for retiming animations in Motion. Now, retiming of video clips in Motion quick, easy, and quite…

One step LUTs in Final Cut Pro X

One step LUTs in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to apply LUTs to footage in Final Cut Pro X. LUTs, or Look Up Tables, are mathematical…

Light Types in Motion

Light Types in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I give Steve Martin from Ripple Training a little tour of the different light types in Motion. When working in 3D space in Motion, you…

Creating screen replacement effects in Final Cut Pro X

Creating screen replacement effects in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can use the Distort tool in Final Cut Pro X to create screen replacement effects. In…

Easy Split-Screens in Final Cut Pro X

Easy Split-Screens in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training some options for reframing video clips in Final Cut Pro X. While you can reframe native resolution clips…

Animating with transitions in Final Cut Pro X

Animating with transitions in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can create animations in Final Cut Pro X by using transitions. To animate a graphic, picture…