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Welcome to the FXhome blog – your one-stop learning resource for everything filmmaking and video production-related. Whether you’re into editing, VFX, photography, or motion graphics, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get learning.

HitFilm Basics masterclass thumbnail - how to use HitFilm Express and HitFilm Pro
Javert Valbarr

HitFilm Basics – How to use HitFilm Express

Learn the fundamentals of editing, audio, text, and visual effects in this short HitFilm Express course. You’ll be creating mind-blowing videos in no time!

storyboarding - The 3 stages of pre-production
Steven Spicer

The 3 Stages of the Film Production Process

The filmmaking process can be broken down into 3 easy steps. Learn what they are, and tips on how to approach each step for a smooth and successful film production process.

Westworld to Yuma cinematography - Is shooting in 4K important?
Steven Spicer

Is Shooting in 4K Important in 2021?

How important is video resolution? When you start filming, it’s no obvious if you should shoot at a lower quality, or crank it up to 4K. Let’s take a look at how important it is.

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HitFilm Express
Steven Spicer

New Release: HitFilm Express 14 Software

The latest version of HitFilm Express has landed, and with it comes a brand new, simplified export process, new text controls, a ton of new functionality, and a streamlined interface.

Joshua Davies

Rise of the Dark Side

Ready to learn the ways of the dark side? Fulfill your destiny with this filmmaking masterclass. Create Palpatine-style lightning effects, stomping AT-ST models, titles and all the VFX you need to send Jedi flying.

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HitFilm Pro
Steven Spicer

New Release: HitFilm Pro 14

We’ve squashed bugs, improved the workflow, and added new features like more text controls, select AE plugin support, a Chromatic Aberration effect and video textures for 3D models.

Color grading for beginners
Steven Spicer

Color grading for beginners

Color grading is the easiest way to get cinematic footage. Learn the tricks of the trade used by professional colorists in this beginner’s guide to color grading.

How to make a horror movie - sound techniques to enhance your films
Steven Spicer

Sound techniques to enhance your films

In this article we’ll cover sound bridges, narrative audio cues and how to use sound to build tension, produce emphasis and evoke emotions like fear or excitement.

Javert Valbarr

Deadlights

Learn how to create your very own hair-raising horror film inspired by the legendary IT movies. From creating an IT inspired title sequence to morphing yourself into a scary killer clown, we’ve got you covered!