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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.

Eco-friendly filmmaking - video camera with eco-background
Kirstie Tostevin

Be a sustainable filmmaking hero

Did you know that a two year study conducted by the University of California showed that special effect explosions, vehicles and diesel generators on Hollywood productions make the film and television industry second only to the oil industry in terms of polluting emissions, as well as being incredibly resource and energy consuming?

Hyperdrive effect in HitFilm 3 Pro
HitFilm Pro
Kirstie Tostevin

HitFilm 3 Pro Update #7

We’ve been busy! That means HitFilm 3 Pro has just been updated to version 3.1, introducing new effects and a redesigned YouTube uploader.

Not only is the update free, it’s also hugely fun – so go grab it.

Matrix digital environment effect
Kirstie Tostevin

You’re helping to shape HitFilm

Our userbase has grown massively over the last two years and we want to keep the community at the heart of everything we do with HitFilm.

Age of Ultron Iron Man blueprints design
Kirstie Tostevin

Designing for the Age of Ultron

Territory Studio is back for Avengers 2, when Territory Studio hinted they were working on a big summer blockbuster when we last talked, they were actually referring to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Who knew?

Revised framing - lightsaber battle
HitFilm Pro
Kirstie Tostevin

HitFilm 3 Pro Update #5

The latest free update for HitFilm 3 Pro tempts us back to the Dark Side with three brand new and inter-connected effects, focusing on the perennial favorite known as the lightsword*. We’ve also got workflow tweaks and fixes galore, so read on…

Theatre seats
Kirstie Tostevin

5 Tips For Marketing Short Films

It’s finally done. Your blood, sweat, and virtually all of the hours you could have spent watching Netflix have gone into creating a short film.

Austin Street
Kirstie Tostevin

We went to SXSW (and had a barbecue)

We went to the wild and wonderful South by South West video conference, met up with Atomic Productions, and had an amazing BBQ.

Galaxy Swirl Hubble Telescope - HitFilm Pro
HitFilm Pro
Kirstie Tostevin

HitFilm 3 Pro Update #4

Introducing the ‘End Credits Crawl’ effect in HitFilm Pro 3.4. Learn more in our latest blog and get your download.

Planetary objects - introducing Red Giant Universe
HitFilm Pro
Kirstie Tostevin

Introducing Red Giant Universe

As a production company, Red Giant makes wonderful short films. As a software developer, Red Giant creates plugins that help you make wonderful short films. Those plugins are now available for HitFilm 3 Pro.