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.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 dropped this morning and includes a variety of new features, all covered by Steve Martin from Ripple Training and myself here…

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a Netflix-inspired 3D title animation in Motion. Motion’s text formatting, styling, and…

Smooth Glass Slideshows in Final Cut Pro X

Smooth Glass Slideshows in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training showcases iDustrial Revolution’s Smooth Glass Slideshow plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Although we here at Ripple Training…

“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can edit in Final Cut Pro X without touching a mouse. There are many great keyboard…

The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X

The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us some surprising and useful ways to use the Range tool in Final Cut Pro X. Selected from the…

Using the Oculus Go

Using the Oculus Go

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us his new Oculus Go from Facebook. A departure from our usual tips on using Final Cut Pro X…

Sound Design in Logic Pro X

Sound Design in Logic Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to do some sound design using Logic Pro X. Picking up from where we left off last…

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create an animated outdoor scene using only a photo and a few effects built in Final…

Creating Tiny Planet FX in Final Cut Pro X

Creating Tiny Planet FX in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create a tiny planet effect out of a 360 clip in Final Cut Pro X. Steve…

Replacing a Sky in Final Cut Pro X

Replacing a Sky in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to replace a sky in Final Cut Pro X. The shot in question a low medium shot…