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.

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…

Auditioning Scene Looks in Final Cut Pro X

Auditioning Scene Looks in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training welcomes very special guest Sam Mestman from Lumaforge. Sam shows us how to use Auditions in Final Cut Pro X…

Moving Metadata Between Avid and Final Cut Pro X

Moving Metadata Between Avid and Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, special guest Mike Matzdorff shows us how to roundtrip custom metadata between Avid and Final Cut Pro X. To get started, he exported this metadate…

GoPro Fusion & Final Cut Pro X

GoPro Fusion & Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to shoot 360 video but then edit it as “normal” HD video in Final Cut…

Other New Features in Motion

Other New Features in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training something new in Motion. When Final Cut Pro X was updated to 10.4 a few months back…

Placing 2D Text in 360 Video with Final Cut Pro X

Placing 2D Text in 360 Video with Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to add text to a 360 video in Final Cut Pro X. While Final Cut Pro includes…

Working with 360 Videos in Motion

Working with 360 Videos in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I talk with Ripple Training’s Steve Martin about the 360 toolset in Motion. For years, you’ve been able to use Motion…