Isn't is funny how HitFilm works its way into other projects...
So I'm sitting in my cubicle at work working on some illustrations in illustrator when I hear my name from a neighboring cubicle. There are two people over there from our MarCom (Marketing Communications) discussing how they are going to create an image of a baseball stadium being hit by lightning as an illustration to be used in a publication covering one of our company's products, a lightning sensor. They were at a loss on how to do it.
Since my name had come up, I wandered over to see what was going on. I'm TechCom (Technical Communications), so I don't generally involve myself in anything doing with Marketing illustrations.
They had gotten far enough along they had obtained an image of the stadium they wanted to use, but hadn't come up with a good way to add their lightning. They had been looking at buying vector graphics of lightning to composite into their shot.
HitFilm to the rescue! I bring my personal laptop to work to work on during my lunches, and it has HitFilm on it. So I took their image into HitFilm and added a lightning strike. I worked with our senior application engineer in our weather group. He has installed multiple lightning detection towers at Sandia National Labs and really knows his stuff. We tweaked the settings until he was happy with the realism of the strike, and then gave it to the the MarCom people, who were very happy to get it done.
Because of HitFilm, we were able to meet a publishing deadline. I love this program!