Can you imagine casting 400 Stormtroopers for a three minute short? To keep costs down and production value high, we used masking: a simple technique used to duplicate actors. Watch the full tutorial on removing and adding elements.
If a corridor of Stormtroopers isn’t enough for you - how about a hangar full? We used just one 3D Stormtrooper model, a particle system and HitFilm Pro to create a battalion of CG baddies.
Add some movement variation for an army that Darth Vader would be proud of. Except he’s Darth Vader - so he’d be fairly derogatory about the whole thing.
We wanted our menacing AT-AT to pinpoint and target our gun-toting rebel as soon as she burst out of the bunker – so we tracked her. In this UI tutorial we’ll show you how to track and automatically animate layers.
Upgrade the effects on your probe droid’s targeting system with footage distortions and colorful grades. Give your AT-AT a high-tech edge that’ll send the rebel army running back to Yavin 4.
Don’t underestimate the power of HitFilm Pro.
Whether you want to scale up your AT-AT 3D model for a ground-trembling reveal, or draw the viewers’ eye with some low flying Tie-Fighters - you can bring a sense of scale and peril to your film by importing and animating complex 3D models.
Free AT-AT model included
Learn to drag and drop muzzle flash effects – and add subtle illuminations to your shooters with a single click. No one will know your scene wasn’t built by a pro.
Find out how we channeled our inner George Lucas and created a Star Wars fan film with our friends at Emmy award winning Ember Films, without a huge Hollywood budget.
Josh and Kirstie break down what it took to find a set, plan the filming, create the props and, most importantly, keep everyone fed!