Hitfilm Monday Challenge questions and submissions

KahvehRobinettKahvehRobinett Website User Posts: 443
I wanted to make a thread where people could post their submissions for the upcoming Hitfilm themed Monday challenge! Hosted by Film Riot!
 
Also this is my first time entering a Monday challenge. Is there a official rule book? Is there a certain way I should name my video? When I send them a email with the link to my video should it contain other information? such as my name or age?
 
Sorry if those are stupid questions, but I have looked around and there seems to be very little info on exactly how you enter a Film Riot Monday Challenge.
 
Thanks, Kahveh

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  • SimonKJonesSimonKJones Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 4,450 Enthusiast
    You'll have to direct those questions at Film Riot, but I think most of the details were in the YouTube vid announcing the challenge. They seem to keep it pretty simple.
    Really looking forward to seeing yours! I'm working on an end-of-the-world type shot featuring the International Space Station. Not sure I'll get it done in time (Yared doesn't afford me much VFX time!) but I'm quite pleased with how it's going.
    Currently I'm trying to figure out how to alter an image of the Earth to look all cracked and half-destroyed...
  • TylerDardenTylerDarden Website User Posts: 75 Enthusiast
    This page should give answers to all questions about Film Riot Monday Challenge:
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruno-vieira/monday-challenge-questions-answered-here/291704057596975
    Good luck in the contest!
  • HitFilmer165147HitFilmer165147 Website User Posts: 36
    edited May 2013
    Hey. Here's my entry for the Monday challenge. I made it in the style of a teaser. 
    This was my first I really experimented with 3d. I learned a ton from your tutorials and from just spending time trying to get it to look right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0JVh7551WU
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
    They are now sending a conformation email when you submit it, so you know they received it .
  • TakeAMiracleTakeAMiracle Website User Posts: 16
    Here's mine, as posted to Filmmaking forum before I saw this thread...
    Augmented Reality -  a very short (30 seconds) film created for the Film Riot HitFilm Monday Challenge.
    Compositing and effects - Hitfilm 2 Express.
    Editing - Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.
    Wireframe grenade animation created in Blender 2.66.
    http://youtu.be/REnamtAz7rQ
  • KahvehRobinettKahvehRobinett Website User Posts: 443
    Thanks for the info Tyler!
    I have not finished mine yet either. I should have it done by tonight though :)
    I'm really excited to see some of the submissions!
  • NullUnitNullUnit Website User Posts: 791 Just Starting Out
    Here's what I put together last weekend:
    https://vimeo.com/67029855
  • KahvehRobinettKahvehRobinett Website User Posts: 443
    edited May 2013
    Hey. Here's my entry for the Monday challenge. I made it in the style of a teaser. 
    This was my first I really experimented with 3d. I learned a ton from your tutorials and from just spending time trying to get it to look right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0JVh7551WU
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
    They are now sending a conformation email when you submit it, so you know they received it .

    Man! I really, really like this!
    Let me give you some tips on space scenes :)
    1. Stars are usually very dim compared to planets. This does vary, but is generally true. Take a look at some pictures of space and you'll understand better what I'm saying.
    2. Use a combination of pictures and the particle simulator to make your stars. This will look really nice if you set it up right.
    3. Try to make your sun(s) look bright. A dull cartoony sun is distracting.
    Keep up the good work! :)

    Mine is also a space scene. Which I just finished :)
    http://youtu.be/3vVNzS3vuqc
     

  • HitFilmer165147HitFilmer165147 Website User Posts: 36
    Thanks. The stars I actually created in photoshop. I did try to darken them but I felt they added some depth.I tried particles but I couldn't get it to look right and with all the other effects it took a long time to ram preview. I decided to go with just the image push very far back in Z space.
     What could I have done to make the sun better? I used 2 lens flares, light rays, and lens dirt. I had the flares brighter but it was becoming distracting.
    This was the most fun thing I've ever done in Hit Film. The only thing I wasn't able to make in the program was the earth model which I made in blender and the space ship which I got online.
    Thanks for you guy's feedback.
  • RobinRobin Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,671 Enthusiast
     What could I have done to make the sun better? I used 2 lens flares, light rays, and lens dirt. I had the flares brighter but it was becoming distracting.

    Try changing the color of the lensflares just a little bit, from that yellow it currently is to something a bit brighter.
    The reason behind that is quite technical, right now it seems the color is pure yellow, which means an RGB of 255,255,0 in the center of the flare. In other words, red and green are full on, and blue full off. When using the blending mode add, the color values of overlaying pixels get added to each other, but adding 0 to something doesn't change it's value, so the non-existant blue in the flare causes a problem - no matter how much you blow up your flare, you are not getting any more blue, so you won't get further than this bright yellow. Mixing in just a little bit of blue (i.e., making the color a little bit brighter) will give something in the blue channel that can add up and result in a brighter flare.
    Long story short: Shift the color of the lensflare from pure yellow a little bit to white  ;)

  • HitFilmer165147HitFilmer165147 Website User Posts: 36
    Thanks Robin. I don't know what the exact color is. I just played around with the color wheel till I thought it looked good. I was kinda going for a burnt/charred fell so the earth would kinda radiate.
    Thanks I really appreciate the feed back!
  • PhilWessonPhilWesson Website User Posts: 241 Enthusiast
    great work guys! Yours blows mine out of the water. Mine was just a tracking effect using the energy ball tutorial. I'll have to work harder on my next one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH4t5M7csLg
  • DarrenDarren Website User Posts: 164
    edited June 2013
  • PhilWessonPhilWesson Website User Posts: 241 Enthusiast
    Congrats to the winners! Great work!
  • StormyKnightStormyKnight Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,726 Ambassador
    Yup- a great job with the FX! Kudos guys!
  • MichaelJamesMichaelJames Website User Posts: 2,038 Enthusiast
    Here are their winners from their most recent contest....  I was really impressed by the harry potter scene because the effects were very true to the movie. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqPp_BGUH0o
  • SimonKJonesSimonKJones Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 4,450 Enthusiast
    Nice variety of finalists there! I liked that two of them had cups of tea as major props.
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