Don't worry, I didn't call in sick - I was owed a day off because I worked on the weekend.
Anyway, my new video card arrived this morning, which I ordered just so I could use HitFilm and it also doesn't hurt that now I can use the Mercury Playback engine in Adobe Premier as well.
I will be uploading some videos if I can get the hang of this.. it looks a bit more complicated than I thought it would. Hopefully, we can get some more tutorials on the level of Corridor Digital's 'PRISM' movie. Mainly, the teleport particle effect is what I want to be able to do.