Motion 5 - How It Works by Edgar Rothermich

Motion 5 - How It Works

By Edgar Rothermich

  • Release Date: 2013-08-08
  • Genre: Digital Media
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings
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This is the only interactive multi-touch eBook available for the application "Motion 5"!

"Motion 5 - How It Works" from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple's popular motion graphics application "Motion 5" with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. This 312 pages interactive Multi-Touch eBook (with an extensive Glossary) presents this software application in great detail with that easy to understand, visual approach known from other books from the best-selling GEM series.

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 


That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


  • I Feel Cheated

    By PneumaPilot
    So wow, it looks like I'm the only one from all the other reviews! I found this book to be very amateur (not FOR amateurs, but MADE by an amateur). This whole "Graphically Enhanced Manual" thing is a bad direction for learning. The author says that he actually purposed to keep your hands off of the application as long as possible. Instead of touching Motion itself with a guided tour and instruction, we spend dozens of pages listening to the author ramble about file extensions! A very large part of this book is filler. It's as if the author really doesn't want to teach the subject, so he tries to find anything else he can possibly talk about to extend the length of this boring and largely unhelpful book. Do not waste $9.00. Just go get Mark Spencer's book and actually enjoy learning Motion right from the start.
  • Fantastic Way to Learn the Apple Pro Apps

    By Aaron Weiler
    I already owned 4 of Edgar's graphically enhanced manuals as PDF's, but wow, his reformatting of the guides in the iBooks format is a surprising improvement on an already terrific way to learn the Apple pro apps. I'm hooked and ready for the Motion 5.1 iBook.
  • Much more visual

    By Tom69Wess
    I also have the official training book for Motion 5 from Mark Spencer (which is great), but this "graphically enhanced manual" explains this deep and complex program much more visual which helped me as the beginning tremendously to understand this app and also the whole motion graphic aspect of it
  • Learning made easy

    By Guido666.666
    I always wanted to get into motion graphics but it was too expense and too difficult. Now that Apple lowered the price for Motion to a ridiculous low amount, the first barrier had fallen. But now I still had to learn it. I had the Compressor book from the same author and based on that experience I got this book. Wow, it won't get easier than that. Nicely done with step by step introductions of all the elements and workflows. Now I can make my own little effects for FCP. Thanks
  • Nicely done

    By salinajj
    I have also Mark Spencer's book but this Motion book puts a total different spin on learning such a complex app. The images and diagrams are the key to this amazing book. The author really understands how to explain complex topics so become so easy. Also, the price is very reasonable compared to the content it delivers. I really can recommend that book for anybody who wants to get their feet west with this amazing app from Apple.