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Portal Combat

Portal Combat

Create incredible sci-fi action sequences with Ryan and the Film Riot crew.

By Ryan Connolly

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Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly

The driving force behind Film Riot - a YouTube channel with over 1.7 million subscribers - Ryan is a talented filmmaker and presenter who inspires creators all over the world. @filmriot filmriot.com

Watch the Portal Combat short film

Ready to get your interdimensional travel on? Learn how to create the iconic Portal effect with Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot crew. In this filmmaking and VFX masterclass, you’ll learn tricks-of-the-trade from the man himself, as he shows you how they went about creating the Portal Combat short film.


Making films on a micro budget

Film Riot is YouTube’s biggest name in indie filmmaking – so they’re pretty neat. So neat they’re sharing their files in a big ball of filmmaking deliciousness so you can learn how to create every sequence and effect in Portal Combat for FREE with HitFilm Express.

Follow along as Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot team show you how the process of micro-budget filmmaking went into making Portal Combat.


An introduction to video editing

Every video needs editing… even that one you put on Facebook.

Using the awesome Portal Combat footage, watch Ryan’s tutorial as he shows you how to cut it to pieces. You’ll be editing like a pro in no-time (or at least like someone who’s followed an editing tutorial).


How to make the portal effect

Editing is fun but what you want are those badassical special effects… amirite?!

HitFilm Express has got you covered – it’s an editor and professional visual effects product too. Did we mention it’s free? Yeah, you’re welcome.

Grab the files below and jump into the mysterious world of Ryan Connolly as we show you how to get portaling…


Creating realistic muzzle flashes

Portals not your weapon of choice? How about an AK or a Glock? Now we’re talking!

HitFilm Express has everything you need to make that BB gun look sweet! Download Ryan’s box of delights and follow along as we show you how to bust a cap…

Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly

The driving force behind Film Riot - a YouTube channel with over 1.7 million subscribers - Ryan is a talented filmmaker and presenter who inspires creators all over the world. @filmriot filmriot.com

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