It's not time to embrace the real power that Final Cut Studio has to offer.
The software program "Motion" is a very powerful special effects and post-production tool that will widen the visual scope of the videos that you will continue to work on for the rest of the semester.
I have a series of Video Tutorials that you are required to watch before we dive head first into using Motion in your creative process.
Click on the following links in succession while simultaneously having Motion open on your desktop.
Once you learn something, try to apply it to a video clip in your "Files Pane" in Motion. The more you play around and explore Motion on your own, the more you'll learn.
Watch the following Clips:
Basic Tutorial - Part 1
Basic Tutorial - Part 2
Basic Tutorial - Part 3
Creating a "Film Look"