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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.

Sci Fi chamber - Inside the Box Video Competition
Steven Spicer

Inside the Box Video Competition

We’ve teamed up with Film Riot, ActionVFX and BorisFX to bring you our most exciting competition yet. If you get involved, expect the next few weeks to be a lot of fun, you’ll test your creativity, push your limits and you may just get your hands on over $4000 worth of filmmaking tools to help you produce your next project!

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.

Imerge Pro 6 Release Blog
Steven Spicer

New Release: Imerge Pro 6

Imerge Pro is fast becoming one of the most cutting-edge programs on the market for editing and compositing images. This new update completely changes the scope of what can be achieved with Imerge, with the introduction of brush masks, a number of intelligent new features and effects, and a speedier workflow.

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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.

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Steven Spicer

New Release: Imerge Pro 5

The latest version of Imerge Pro is now here and packed with 6 new effects, automatic lens correction and a bunch of workflow enhancements. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.

Abstract energy particle effects - HitFilm 14 Pro update background
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.