Getting better with every take.
I now have a video on hand when someone asks me what software I use.
Heh. Glad to help. ;-)
I think you should change the fill gradient to greens since most of your channel branding is green.
@Triem23 I did think of that, but the orange kept coming out as yellow and I wasn't getting the white glow from the tutorial.
Still, I'll keep tinkering with it.
This tutorial even gave me an idea how to get 3D Text effects that I guess can only be done in Pro.
Hitfilm Sensei has a tutorial on psuedo 3D text in Express. Or, look at Parallax and Caustics. Both of those use height maps that can generate 3Dish text in Express. The 3D Extrusion effect is in the Starter Pack add-on, so there are several ways to make 3D text effects in Express.
Oh, if messing with the look from yesterday's tutorial, remember, you can keyframe gradient colors, so if you keyframe the gradient's colors from white/white to green/black (or anything else) as the glow widens, you can always get a white glare.
Yeah, that's a better color scheme for your channel. Good audio edit, too.
Had the idea of using the glitchy rewind effect for a skit sometime down the road, but I wanted to see if I could make it myself just in HitFilm Express.
I took what Javert did for his Glitch Distortion and applied it to this,
It's a good start, but could use some improvement.
The overlaid lines are a good start, but there should be more of them, thinner and packed more closely together. I feel they should also be contained within your letterboxed footage, whereas right now they go beyond it.
The distortion these lines create on your reversed footage is too subtle It should be more exaggerated. I would even go so far as to suggest that you use one density of lines for the overlay, and an even more densely packed version for the displacement effect, so that even between the visible lines there is still distortion.
@jsbarrett Thanks for the feedback, it helped a lot.
Wow that really looks nice.
Side thought, are you green screen, becuase the first few frames there is no-one in the background then when you start waving the green sword around they all appear?
@Andy001z Not a green screen. It's the back patio of the Marriott where we filmed during a convention that filled up with people really quickly.
Much better! Adding the white noise to it was also a good touch.
Well, you've got Hitfilm and a locked off camera... Looks like a case of a partial cleanplate created from sections taken from the first part (same place, just panned across by the look of it) painstakingly masked over the second part to remove the people who appeared between shots to me. Although you might not need to do it for your test, it's a perfect example (and pretty small) to practice with for when you do want to do it on something larger.
Went back to retry Doctor Strange effects, this time using the Lightsword Ultra and Neon Path effects. Having a little trouble syncing the circle to the line.
My gut says the keyframe timing is just different between the spinning line and the circle reveal. Make sure those movements on the relevant pieces begin and end on the exact same frames. If they are already doing that and this is the result, then I'm stumped.
To build off what @jsbarrett wrote, also check the interpolation types. If you've used set matte instead of masks and one matte animated with Linear keys, the other with Smooth, they won't match up. This would also apply to the keys in the Lightsword and Neon Path.
I love that you're using Lightsword and Neon Path to draw your own symbols!
I'm working on a new review series with a friend and one of the sketches involves Screen Replacement. Naturally, I do a practice run, add some color grading and sound editing.
Nice job 2OMurchadha_Pictures .
@OMurchadha_Pictures Very well done. Had a thought to try this just the other day buy haven't got to it yet.
I tried the effect again, this time with Mocha. I think I'll be using that for screen replacement from now on.
This was an effect I've been wanting to do for a while. Nothing passing through yet, just wanted to get the basics down first.
Looks good to me. Apologies I hadn't picked up on your channel before.
@OMurchadha_Pictures The effect is really well done. Kudos.
@tddavis Thank you very much
Last VFX test footage I worked on in 2019. I'm really proud of most of these effects and of the color grading.
Huge thanks to @JavertValbarr for the tutorial
They all look great to me. Demon eye always looks effective and I like Patient Zero as something a little different but looks natural.
@OMurchadha_Pictures Those look great! I tried that a few years ago with the White Walker eye and it is not an easy effect...or at least not for me...you made it look super easy and smooth.