Just thought id like to post something and share this
Its a project I worked on using techniques from various tutorials Ive watched to try and bring a photo to life. Its far from perfect but I learnt a lot doing ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcdN5S7UKDw
It was all done in hitfilm except I used gimp to generate a ship free version of the background
I used displacement to move the ocean and zoom blur to move the bow wake ( the least successful part )
If I was going to do it again. Id take more time cutting out the ships possible generating all the layers in gimp rather than with masks and use the particle engine to generate spray
anyway there are a lot more videos done with hitfilm on my channel, none of them are that great but im quite pleased with them.
Anyway I do try any tutorial that's been published and im slowly improving