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HitFilm 3 Pro Essential Training

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Overview

Learn three ways to use HitFilm 3 Pro: as a video editor, as a tool for adding 2D video effects, and as a compositing tool for creating amazing 3D and planar-tracking effects.

HitFilm Pro is an exciting video-effects program. It combines an intuitive compositing interface with a full-featured editing timeline and a huge library of presets and overlays that will have you creating professional-style CGI effects with a few simple clicks.

In this course Steve Grisetti shares the three ways HitFilm 3 Pro can be used: as a video editor, as a tool for adding 2D video effects to your movie, and as a compositing tool for creating amazing 3D and planar-tracking effects. Along the way, you'll look at how to draw from the program's exciting library of preset effects (including motion tracking and particle simulation), as well as how to build effects and animations from scratch. You'll use HitFilm to add muzzle blasts, rocket fire, phaser beams, and other explosive action effects to your movies. Steve also shows how to work with 3D models and incorporate them into videos—including simulating real-world depth and perspective with the free mocha HitFilm plugin.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • Introduction to the interface
  • Media editing and composites
1. Starting Projects and Comps
  • Starting a new HitFilm project
  • Checking out the editor workspace
  • Adding effects in the HitFilm editor
  • Keyframing fade-in and fade-outs with the editor
  • Mixing audio in the editor
  • Creating a composite
2. Lighting and Color
  • Color and lighting correction
  • Color grading and enriching
3. Composites
  • Building out a comp
  • Adding 3D effects in a composite
  • Customizing 3D effects in a composite
  • Keyframing animated effects in a composite: 2D
  • Keyframing animated effects in a composite: 3D
  • Hiding objects with the clone stamp
4. Playing with Presets and Quick 3D
  • Adding weather particles to your video
  • Adding deflectors to weather effects
  • Creating a CGI tornado
  • Adding debris and dust to your scene
  • Adding a smoke trail to a missile
  • Creating sparks for a weapon
  • Creating the blast for a weapon
  • Adding phaser blasts and explosions
  • Adding shock waves
  • Blowing up a planet
  • Adding a muzzle flash to a pistol
5. Working with Text
  • Creating and customizing a text comp
  • Extruding and animating text
6. Intermediate Effects
  • Adding realism to your video effects
  • Adding lights and flares to a scene
  • Chroma keying a scene
  • Creating a transporter effect: Part one
  • Creating a transporter effect: Part two
7. Tracking Tools
  • Stabilizing a shaky video
  • Locking an effect to a point in your video
  • Locking an effect to a moving actor in a video
8. Working with 3D Models
  • Gathering and preparing 3D models
  • Importing 3D models into HitFilm
  • Animating individual parts of a model
  • Animating a 3D model in a scene
  • Using cameras and lighting in a 3D composite
9. Advanced Effects
  • Creating a star field in outer space
  • Adding a planet and a sun to outer space
  • Creating a sci-fi weapons blast
  • Enhancing a sci-fi weapons blast
  • Integrating 3D motion with a video
  • Enhancing 3D objects in motion
  • Creating a CGI crash with debris
  • Creating the space cops UFO approach
  • Making effects interact with your scene
10. Camera Solves with mocha HitFilm
  • Planar tracking with mocha HitFilm
  • Working with planar tracking data in HitFilm
  • Tracking 3D explosions and missile hits
11. Outputting and Sharing Your Video
  • Outputting your movie
  • Sharing your movie on YouTube
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Steve Grisetti

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