Check out the free training on the new Apple Final Cut Studio suite released July 2009. Final Cut Studio Overview includes three free hours of tutorials on Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Color 1.5, Soundtrack Pro 3, DVD Studio Pro 4, Compressor 3.5, and Final Cut Server 1.5.
Moving on stills, sometimes called the "Ken Burns Effect," is the technique of zooming, rotating, and panning across still photographs. It is an important real-world post-production skill, especially for history and science documentaries. In Final Cut Studio 2: Moving on Stills, Larry Jordan demonstrates how to create movement using Final Cut Pro 6 and Motion 3. He also explores image preparation in Photoshop, and shows how to create these techniques using other applications, like MovingPicture. Those with previous experience in Final Cut Pro and Motion will benefit most from this instruction. Example files accompany the course.
Preparing images in Photoshop
Building an image sequence and synching to a music track
Adding handles and transitions to images
Adjusting scale, rotation, cropping, distortion, and other motion parameters in Final Cut Pro 6
Understanding effective use of keyframes and Bezier controls
Sending a project back and forth between Final Cut Pro and Motion
Adding effects with behaviors or keyframes in Motion