The short answer is 'yes', though it's actually much more complicated than that.Bear in mind that all those films you mentioned didn't make use of a single piece of software. They used a wide range operated by hundreds of talented artists and technicians. They also rely very heavily on 3D modelling and animation, which of course HitFilm is not designed for.In terms of compositing and particle effects, though, HitFilm is definitely capable of professional results when operated by a professional. We're currently in talks to provide VFX for a low budget but professional feature film, for example. I can't talk about that any further, though, but it does illustrate that there is interest and possibilities.Depending on the level of production, there are potentially some format issues that would need to be resolved before HitFilm can be directly integrated into a professional workflow, such as native RED support. The software has been designed specifically to be a platform than can be developed easily, though, so anything is possible given the right resources.Currently our priority is on the super low budget indie filmmaker, and that's where our focus lies. But in future we may well begin to expand HitFilm to encompass a wider range of productions. We have a long roadmap for HitFilm and huge ambitions. It's going to be a wild ride, and you guys get to see it from the start.
Rob Rodriguez made El Mariachi for $7000 and no software was used. Film making is more about your knowledge and skill and how to solve problems creatively. Programs like HitFilm are awesome tools to have, especially for a low budget film maker. But the truth is, making your movie look like a big budget movie has more to do with creative thinking than software. But if you really want software...Daz3D is giving away a bunch of its programs for free right nowHexagon 2 ( 3D Modeling program ) http://www.daz3d.com/i/shop/itemdetails/?item=4222Daz Studio 4 Pro ( 3D posing and animation ) http://www.daz3d.com/i/shop/itemdetails/?item=13176Bryce 7 Pro ( 3D Modeling, Rendering and Animation ) http://www.daz3d.com/i/shop/itemdetails/?item=11034not the top of the line programs, but hey, ya can't beet the price. Hexagon is a pretty kool modeling prog
Agree with Master Wolf. (Although it did cost the studio another $100,000 to clean up the sound) Its in the planning, and lighting and execution of the film. You can have the best effects in the world and have it ruined by awful sound, lighting or editing. As to proof I've seen some pretty amazing special effects here on the Movie wall already. The original Starwars used very few digital effects. The ships were mainly models, the laser weaponry and engine flares were all optical effects and rotoscoping. I yearned to be able to get composite shot making with optical printing in my old Super 8 filmmaking days. Yep, I'm that old. Yes you can do it. There is a whole community of 3d modelers out there who do nothing but 3d models of starwars ships. The original models used a computerized camera motion tracking system so that each camera pass could easily be reproduced as needed. The option would be yours either old school or all cg. Personally I like a mix. The result would only be up to your budget creativity and imagination.
What sort of guns are you looking for? Fantasy sci-fi guns are fairly easy to make. I have been collecting Listerine bottles for a while for just such a purpose. I plan on getting some toy / squirt guns from a dollar store and cutting the handles off them and gluing them to the side of the Listerine bottle. Add some assorted plastic knobs, bottle caps, and what not and a coat or two of paint, instant Argellian Blaster Pistol. In the 50's and 60's thats how a lot of sci-fi props were built. In Star Trek the Motion Picture, look closely at the shuttles flying around the Enterprise while its in dry dock, you will see a couple of disposable razor handles glues to the bottom of it. The back part of the Millennium Falcon is part of a Sherman Tank model kit. If you can build a model kit, you can glue stuff together till it looks like something.
As I know hitfilm is a great program, but could you make a movie like the Matrix, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Etc. With it and make it look like a Big Budget movie? Like to hear the responses!
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