Im Jacques or known on Youtube as Loaf. I feel like sometimes I use this wonderful softwere in like the worst ways possible. Mainly for s***posts. I just, the softwere is amazing and I love it, but god am I just a gremlin.
I'm Tom. A walking carbon unit from the UK.
It's been a consistent evolution of creative bits; starting off in photography, then film, then VFX.
Think in my own work you see a lot of influence of Edgar Wright and Nicholas Winding-Refn. Though the big influence into getting into film... The destruction of the Death Star! Star Wars is a huge part of many of us, and I'm no exception. That blast showed me the true power of film-making! I must have watched the BTS of New Hope & Empire almost daily on VHS!
With a low attention span I'm flopping between 3 or 4 projects, but the main one a couple folks know of is my attempt at recreating the Mysterio scene from Spider-man; Far From Home. I'm calling it "Homemade". This is an experiment to make the whole thing using HitFilm, Blender and Mixamo... and I'm 4/5 done.
My name is William Joseph Hill -- I'm an actor/writer/filmmaker based in Hollywood, CA. I grew up a navy brat in Hawaii where I began my filmmaking career making movies in the backyard with Super 8 and VHS -- back in the analog days before digital cinema became a reality!
I would have to say my biggest influence is George Lucas - the original Star Wars movies are what made me choose this career way back when I was 11. I've watched the development and evolution of digital video and editing from the very beginning. It's an exciting time we live in where we now have the capability of creating our own movies that can rival a big budget Hollywood production.
The growing trend with the industry out here is in creating your own content instead of waiting for an agent to get you auditions. That being said, my wife Pamela and I created our own sitcom web series based on old 1960s/70s style TV shows. It's called "THAT DARN GIRLFRIEND" and is hosted on our YouTube Channel Four Scorpio Productions. With a variety of 70s wigs, a canned laugh track, and "Technicolor" color grading, we pay homage to classic TV shows like "Bewitched", "I Dream of Jeannie", and "The Monkees".
I've been using Hitfilm Express for about 4 years now and the post production process on our show is seamless! I love the VFX capabilities which have allowed us to do cool things like cloning ourselves to play different characters, insert a CG Vintage TV set, or make a wine bottle float in the air! All these screen captures below are from various episodes from our Second season where I've used Hitfilm Express composite shots to achieve the effect:
I have to say, the folks at FXHome have so many great tutorials on the YouTube channel that it's my first stop when researching a new effect, or when I need to refresh my memory on how to do something. I've even given a live webinar through our filmmaking group We Make Movies on how to do some basic VFX with Hitfilm Express in order to spread the word on this fantastic tool!
I'm also working on a short film martial arts/sci-fi project based on my novel "CYBER FIGHTER" which is on Amazon and Audible for the audiobook. Hitfilm (along with Blender) has been a godsend in doing my VFX tests and pre-vis so that once the pandemic lifts and we can go back into production, I'll be able to keep the shooting streamlined. Here's a few teasers of some VFX tests (more to practice compositing than what it will look like in the final version):
I gotta say, Hitfilm has made my childhood dream of being able to do my own VFX a reality!
I'm from Arizona. I got into film making from Zach King vines. I've been using FXhome software for a while now, and recently upgraded to pro. I'm excited to share some videos/pictures ect. on this platform
Hi My name is Juda. I am from Maryland. I became Interested in filmmaking when I was watching The Star Wars and Marvel movies and was impressed at the techniques during the shooting and in post. My favorite creators are Joe and Anthony Russo for movies (Duh... Avengers: Endgame). Danny Elfman for music (Batman, Age of Ultron). My favorite movie is probably Star Wars: A New Hope, and without a doubt my favorite TV series is The Flash (2014-) Grant Gustin is the best Flash. I am currently working on a movie called SPACE: 3849 #preproduction
Happy to have you, recent joiners @premierestudios @CyberFighterMovie and @FusionFilm! Look forward to seeing some of your work in the discussions!
Thanks @KirstieT ! I just made a post in the "show off" forum and am waiting for the moderators to approve it. I love the new forum layout -- makes it more like social media!
Oh - @KirstieT , I just saw my post is up in the "Show Off" section -- Thanks!
Hi I am kevin, I am specialized in 2D character design and animation and currently working with one of the leading 2D animation company, BuzzFlick!
@kevinmorrisanime Welcome to the Forum! I have merged your post with the Introduce Yourself thread. Please feel free to ask questions about HF in the other Categories focused on different aspects of the software. Also tell us more about your recent projects with HF here.
Hi all, great to see how active this thread is! Here's my bit.
I'm Javert, and I've been working for FXhome since mid-2017. I started with a 2 month internship and then moved into a full-time position as VFX Artist.
I became interested in filmmaking/VFX after seeing Transformers (2007) and 2012 (2009). I've been using HitFilm since it came out in 2011, when I was 15. I started a YouTube channel and made tutorials for the software for several years, usually taking downtime during school but then resurfacing during the summer.
Favorite TV series is LOST, also includes Hannibal, The Office, Sherlock, and Stranger Things.
Favorite movies include Inception, Sherlock Holmes, the Harry Potter series, PotC Curse of the Black Pearl, Man of Steel, and La La Land.
Favorite creators include:
I'm currently learning Unreal Engine 4 outside of work and have taken an interest in using it for cinematics/environment + lighting builds. My latest creation is a cinematic inspired by the movie IT (2017). I'm now working on a cinematic inspired by the Tomb Raider reboot video games.
Since @JavertValbarr did it and I'm often on the forum maybe I'll give a quick intro for myself too (it's great to see everyone interacting on the new forum!)
I'm Ben, and I'm a developer at FXhome. I've been working here for just over a year after finishing my Master's degree in Computer Science. Outside of programming I've always had a huge interest for film - I particularly enjoy the visual style of Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson.
Aside from that I'm also a game dev, artist and writer (I'm the Dungeon Master for our in-office D&D game and I'm currently writing their entire adventure myself!)
I´m Finn, German film and vfx enthusiast and a HUGE fan of the software provided by fxhome. I always dreamed of a better forum at fxhome.com and I´m really glad that you´ve made my dream become reality. Back in the days in 2014, (round about) I started shooting scetches with my mobile phone and now filmmaking has become a real passion for me. I´m using hitfilm (now hitfilm pro) for a couple of years now and what I learned and created with this program is mindblowing for me. When I look back, I cannot believe what you guys made out of this program. It´s so intuitive and professional. Especially for young people like me, (I´m 16 right now) affordable and easy to learn software is essential to make a step in this big industry. What really pushes me forward is your energy and your intention to create good quality content and tutorials. I look forward to share some content with the community in the near future.
My name is Benedict Roff-Marsh (no avatars here)
I'm Kevin and I've been a FX home user for a while now and i like to help people primarily with hardware questions/research/advice when i find the time to do so.
I'm known here as someone who is passionate about FX home and first of all i just want to apologize for those moments since your vision is your own. I certainly have had an interesting way of sharing my opinion, it could definitely be more civilized. Infact, I just lol'ed after reading my FX thread.
Movie wise i prefer sci-fi and drama but not entirely lovey-dovey scenes or build ups. My favorite movie of all time is without a doubt "The Martian". I just think it's got a perfect blend of interesting build ups, music and feel good moments, combined with fantastic audio and video. My favorite series of all time is CAT 8, which is probably considered indie but that's the one that keeps standing out. I can't put my finger on exactly why I like it other than I'm weak for the disaster genre. I also prefer blu rays for the extra content, and enjoy watching how a movie was made after I finished watching it.
Hi I'm Dan Wilkiknson (no relation to Axel, that I'm aware of). I started a YouTube channel about geocaching here in Arizona and quickly discovered the wonderful world of Copyright Claim. I was looking for software to remove the music from my videos and was absolutely not going to pay for Premier. Learning to use HitFilm Express has been a bit of a bigger bite than I thought at first, but it has become quite rewarding learning all the tricks. I use Film Sensei and FXHome tutorials, mostly, but also check out This Guy Edits, Corridor Crew, and Film Riot to see how absolutely amateurish I am. I have gotten quite used to watching everyone explain how to pull off some pretty amazing stunts. In the last week I have seen two video editing contests and actually had ideas for them, so I already entered one and I'm putting something together for FXHome's.
For editing I got me an Aurora R9 and a couple of monitors just before everyone started snatching up pc's for their home office. I want them to bring back Firefly. The only game I play any more is Skyrim. Fixing transit buses pays the bills. Coffee is king.
I`m Elison from London, UK 😘
Currently working on myself 😏
I am from Michigan. I stopped my creative side many years ago due to working too much. Recently, I decided that I really wanted to get back to doing some of the stuff that I enjoy. I am a graphic artist, hobbyist photographer, layout artist, and I dibble and dabble with video (past life)… Basically, anything creative, I am in to. I have a keen eye for detail, and I can make everything that I see "into art" in my head... I love art. As mentioned, I have not done any of this creative stuff for sometime, and am anxious to get back in the swing of things. I recently picked up my camera, and have started shooting, which was a good start. I have opened up Quark and Corel, which is a better start. I have also researched several video editing programs. I am trying to choose between DaVinci Resolve and Hitfilm Pro. I am leaning more towards Hitfilm Pro for the special effects. However, my dilemma is that I can not find any information on how to get started. Some stuff is self explanatory, but... Is there any information out there to get you started on a project? I am looking for at least one video for beginners. A video that assumes you know nothing. I have skimmed across some for the actual free version, but not Pro. I have the Pro version downloaded as a trial, in hopes to decide if I will make the purchase in 14 days from now. Nice to meet everyone! Any help would be appreciated, and I thank you in advance.
Is there any information out there to get you started on a project? I am looking for at least one video for beginners. A video that assumes you know nothing. I have skimmed across some for the actual free version, but not Pro.
Welcome! In terms of getting-started materials, what you've found for Express will work just fine for Pro. The only difference is that Pro has more effects, and a handful of unique/enhanced features compared to Express. When it comes to the vast majority of their features, though, they're identical.
There have been some significant changes to both Express and Pro in the past couple of years, but this series by @Triem23 is still a great place to start:
Hi, I'm Pierre Henning, a retired Quantity Surveyor living in a small coastal town, Pringle Bay, near Cape Town.
Having spent a lifetime in the construction industry, I was more-or-less forced to retire 7 years ago at the age of 63, due the loss of the below-the-knee right leg (cancer).
My passion for art and in particular photography led me to small , private video productions and of course Hitfilm Express. A current project is about preparing a simple tuna meal and I also incorporate characters from Mixamo, using Blender to enhance the animation.
As far as Hitfilm is concerned I try to never miss a tutorial/tips/advice from Javert, FilmSensei, Axel, Zach Tom, etc.
I must add that the support and help from the guys at Hitfilm Express is probably the most friendly, effective and quickest of all software packages I've encountered thus far.
Norwich, same as the FXhome team. What a coincidence.
Loved movies growing up, loved BTS when I could find them in the 90s, studied film at university, met a crazy guy called Josh who had a start-up software company.
The writer Kieron Gillen tends to be top of my lists (all of them) these days.
Babylon 5 is my all-time top TV series. Fight Club is my top movie (despite how it's been co-opted in latter years). Current favourite TV show...Cobra Kai, obviously.
These days I'm at the National Centre for Writing, so my video work tends to be promo stuff for arts events and working with amazing writers. eg this kinda thing:
Or the intro on this:
Like the new forum. Will try to be around more! Hope everyone's keeping safe in this weird 2020.
I've been pottering about the forums fo rthe last few weeks and figured I'd introduce myself.
Where you're from
Canada - Quebec - Gatineau.
What got you into filmmaking/photography
I did some black and white film photogrpahy back in high school and then didn't touch it for years. Bought a DSLR for a trip to England and Ireland (Rebel XSi) and next think I knew I was shooting portraits, weddings, boudoir, events ... then I slowly transitioned into video.
My first wedding was neerly a disaster. I was not ready.
Who your favorite creator is
What your favorite movie/TV series is
Dr. Who watched pretty much all of it from the old black and white Hartnell days up to the Cappelli. Problem is it's hard to watch here in Canada.
In terms of movies? Fight Club, Snatch, Star Wars (original trilogy), In the mouth of Madness, Event Horizon, Room 1408.
Anime? Akira, anything from Studio Ghibli. :)
What you're working on next!
Nothing ... and it's depressing as all heck. In terms of video I mostly do talking head commercials for small businesses ... that's kind of dead in the water what with COVID. I'm playing around with tutorial videos and the likes but nothing finished yet. I'm desperately bored.
Hey, I think I know this guy...
@SimonKJones Kieron Gillen - I know that one! Absolutely amazing writer, and coincidentally the nicest person I met on a London DLR carriage!
Yeah, he's vaguely familiar.
Hi, On YouTube I'm Antoine, The Complex Games Apologist. I’m from the midwestern US.
I started with Express a few years ago as a way to create voice-over presentation videos, mograph type stuff like the larger History channels and the complexly guys do...on a budget.
HitFilm is a star when it comes to performance on my medium-tier computer. As my time for production ebbs and flows, subscription based software can’t cover its costs on the months I don’t manage to put out videos, so traditional pricing is much more my speed.
for the moment, My videos are about Tabletop RPG stuff. (the Dungeons and Dragons type thing), though you may have seen I’ve started posting some demos of HitFilm’s capabilities in the motion graphics department and I might look to post some tutorials on that in the coming year.
I tried making videos using whatever excuse for an editor was on Linux back in 2010 or so, so I guess you could say that’s where I got my start.
Im not really oriented around filmmaking (yes i love movies) as much as I’m interested in educational video and information design/mograph. In that realm Carl Sagan/Ann Druyan and David Attenborough have a strong formative presence in my mind, along with a mograph focused CGI history documentary, called “Battles” that was on public Television around 1996 or so in the US. When I started my channel, the work on Complexly’s lineup of channels was perhaps at the front of my mind.
upcoming projects focus on an effort to create a recurring “show” on my channel to experiment with paths to reaching new audiences. “How I’d use this Map” is a working title.
here’s some links to my quick Reddit demos:
Ha nice! I interviewed him earlier in the year for the Writing Life podcast and he was indeed lovely (and clever).
@SimonKJones Hey, Simon! Glad to see you drop in. Hopefully we'll see you around more.
@SimonKJones Unless I am very mistaken, were you not a major part of a FutureLearn Animation course a few years back that I took...twice! :) because it was so good and informative.
ive been on here for years checking back on and off but not sure if Ive seen this thread
Always loved movies since I was a kid and helped my brother and friend (Andy) make a film when I was a teenager... had a massive break and years later found out Andy was showing some movies he’d made recently went and found out he’d been making them with a guy called Mark (who turned out to be my wife’s cousin.. I know right) and was hooked again and been making them with my bro since.
Corridor Digital, Film Riot
Lord of the Rings (I know it’s a trilogy but it’s basically one long film split into 3 🤪), TV show - changes all the time. Loved GoT till the last very rushed season but recently Cobra Kai smashed my expectations
Ideas for a fan film and learning how to use Blender.. not sure if I like it but I keep going back to it so there must be something in it 😂