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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.

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Oli Thompson

Power Up!

Unleash your true power. Stun your audience with dazzling magic, jaw-dropping teleportation, or go supersonic with realistic Superman flying effects.

Free software
Mark Billen

Best green screen software for photo and video

Separating foreground from background to totally transform videos and photography need not be the preserve of magicians. With amazing solutions available for all levels and budgets, we identify the best green screen software for credible chroma keying.

Motion Tracking
Hannah Odebode

Top 5 visual effects tips for shooting your VFX shot

Before adding VFX to a scene, there are a few things to think about before you hit record! Javert is here to share his top 5 tips to give you the best chance of getting the perfect visual effects shot every time.

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After Effects
Mark Billen

Free and paid After Effects alternatives

Synonymous with the video production industry, Adobe’s After Effects and Premiere Pro software suites are heavyweights. But power comes at a cost and for many users this calls for an alternative choice – so what are they and which is the best?

Gun effects
Hannah Odebode

How to create realistic muzzle flash effects

Learn how to create realistic muzzle flashes and gunfire for the perfect action scene! Zach Alan is here to show you how to add muzzle flash effects and incorporate them into your scene properly, adding light from the flash and bullet shells in post-production, to really sell the effect!

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Tom Cowles

Zoom and Beyond

Achieve the perfect look for your podcasts, livestreams, meetings, and more, in this lockdown-themed set of tutorials!

Filmmaking
Hannah Odebode

How to create a perfect timelapse

Create the perfect timelapse and hyperlapse with these helpful hints and tips brought to you by Film Empire’s Jamie Luik. We’ll cover camera settings, timing, and give practical advice on what you can do to help ease the process.

animation
Hannah Odebode

Our top 5 tips for motion graphics design

Want to learn how to elevate your motion graphics? We’re giving you the low-down on how to take your animations to the next level. With these tips and techniques, you’ll be creating some awesome motion graphics in HitFilm in no time!

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3D Model
Hannah Odebode

How Film Riot gets perfect 3D tracking using CamTrackAR

In Film Riot’s latest YouTube video, Ryan Connolly gives us the low-down on his experiences with our free iOS app CamTrackAR. From tracking a scene to creating a full-fledged project, Ryan walks us through how he used the app to ease the process of adding a 3D drone to a tracked scene. Read on to find out more about the neat things Film Riot has created using the app.