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Budget filmmaking
Mark Billen

How to make a movie right now

Making your own film is a hugely enjoyable exercise. If you want to make a movie with a low budget, limited resources, and little experience then this is the guide for you.

art department
Mark Billen

Anatomy of a Film Production Crew

Do you dream of a career in film? With lots of paths to choose, we identify the most important job roles within a production crew.

Steven Spicer

New Release: HitFilm 2021.2

It’s that time again folks! The latest releases of HitFilm Pro and HitFilm Express are now here and ready for download. In the new update,

digital art
Steven Spicer

New Release: Imerge Pro 2021.3

The Imerge team has been hard at work to bring you the next Imerge Pro release just in time for the end of summer. We’ve added 8 new effects, a new-and-improved effects menu, and new ‘effect stack’ presets to speed up your workflow. Keep reading to learn what’s new in Imerge 2021.3.

depth of field
Hannah Odebode

How to create realistic lens blur and depth in HitFilm

Want to level up the quality of your composites? While not usually the focus of the scene, the type of blur you use in your VFX work can make a huge difference in the overall realism of the shot. In this tutorial, Zach introduces you to the Lens Blur effect and explains how it can be used

bullet time effect
Hannah Odebode

How to create a freeze time effect

Inspired by the most iconic scene from The Matrix, the bullet time effect is the best way to capture the most intense action scenes! Today we’re using HitFilm Pro and its built-in Foundry Camera Tracker effect along with footage taken with CamTrackAR to show you how it can be done easily and on a low budget.

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color correction
Steven Spicer

How to color correct skin tones in any NLE

Learning how to color correct skin tones can be a difficult thing to master. Luckily, finding that ‘sweet spot’ is a lot easier than it seems and can be achieved in a few easy steps. In this article, we’ll show you how to color correct skin tones in any NLE.

3D Camera Tracking
Hannah Odebode

How to use Foundry’s 3D Camera Tracker in HitFilm

Add 3D models and VFX to your video footage with the Foundry 3D Camera Tracker! This tool (included in HitFilm Pro and can be tried for FREE) allows you to take any pre-recorded footage, track it, and add CG elements flawlessly, creating incredible levels of realism, production value, and storytelling potential. Zach takes you through the entire process so that you’ll be able to create the VFX shots you’ve always wanted.

camera operation
Steven Spicer

What is depth of field?

If you’re just getting started in the world of photography and filmmaking, you might have come across the term ‘depth of field’. While it might sound quite complicated, depth of field is actually a fairly simple technique that can add a ton of value to your images. In this article, we’ll cover what depth of field is, how it works, and how to use it creatively in your images.