Film Sensei's Tutorials



  • How to Do a Camera Cover Transition!

  • Check out my newest film making tutorial... Create Realistic Ground Cracking Effects in HitFilm Express!

  • Check out my newest tutorial video... How to Make Shadows for your Virtual 3D Objects!

  • Check out my newest HitFilm Pro tutorial... Atomic Particles Text Transition!

  • How to Break Glass in your Video - Fractured Glass Tutorial!

  • How to Make Long Flat Shadows in HitFilm Express!

  • Very cool!

  •  Nice out of the box thinking with Neon Glow

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @NormanPCN Neon Glow? Interesting. I'm not immediately seeing how that would work in creating this look, which means I already know I get to learn new tricks from @FilmSensei today. 

    So, new tutorials from Jay and Justin. I have some good stuff to watch later today. 

  • Yes, great use of Neon Glow. I'd previously used Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha, to do that but Neon Glow has different advantages. Definitely one to add to my Presets. :)

  • Thanks everyone! Justin's tutorial is a really good one also. Being a child of the 70's and 80's, I particularly could see myself using the techniques from his tutorial.

    The Crush Blacks and White Alpha Effect works really well also. In fact, in some ways, even better. It seems to leave a sharper edge on the shadow. I may need to do a follow up video talking about that. Thanks Palacono!

  • +1 on the Neon Glow trick! 

  • How to Make a 3D Dice Cube in HitFilm Express!

  • Oh that is awesome. :)

  • How to Draw in the Air - HitFilm Express!

  • edited March 5

     @FilmSensei holy sh*t. That is genius!

  • Neat!


  • Someone beat me to the Holy blah blah.

    Screw it. Holy carp.


  • Thanks everyone! :)

  • My newest tutorial... How to Create a Silhouetted Shadow Effect in HitFilm Express!

  • edited March 9

    Brilliant 'outside the box' thinking again. :)

    Do try adjusting some of the sliders in Difference Key though, I use it and get pretty good results. Where there are holes - due to foreground object and clean plate having same colours - adding a small keyframed traveling mask to fill in those holes is a whole lot faster than rotoscoping the entire thing.

  • @Palacono You are correct, of course!

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    I haven't watched the tutorial yet, so a general observation. Difference Masking can work, depending on camera, codec and contrast. Sometimes you get a pixelated mess. 

    Roto is a pain, but it's a vital skill. Without greenscreen or a clean plate, sometimes it's the only choice. 

    I'll watch in a bit. Jay, sounds like you have a real winner on your hands this week. Last two or three weeks you've been pulling out some really clever and elegant ideas. Hell, next time someone asks about animating handwriting, I'm pointing them to the draw in the air tutorial. That Lightsword trick is maybe the coolest tip I've seen in a year--and that's with @jsbarrett throwing out really different tips, besides! 

  • My newest tutorial... How to Create a Predator Camouflage Effect in HitFilm Express!

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    I'm tickled you found a cool use for Difference Masking. Great build up from last week, using the Matte as a Displacement Map. 

  • edited March 12

    Hmmm... very nice effect, :) but you're clearly 'visible' when you're not moving, so if can't only be the Difference Key, because you show there is no difference shown  when you're stationary. So...what else did you do?

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