I have news! After 14 exciting and crazy years here at FXHOME/HitFilm, I’m venturing out into the wilds to do other things. Having worked here for most of my adult life, this is kind of a big deal for me.
Seeing the community grow and evolve in my time here has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Whether it’s Sam and Niko heading off to form Corridor Digital, or Matt Plummer forging a career as a pro VFX artist, or AJ going from Blade fan films to being a sought-after DoP - it’s always a thrill, and I can already see newer users around today who will be The Next Big Thing in a decade’s time. You guys are why all of us do this.
Meanwhile, over here in the offices in the UK, it’s been a pleasure working alongside seriously talented people. From Josh’s impossible-until-we-did-it ideas to the most efficient and creative software and web devs on the planet, this is a company that’s always trying something new. As comms manager I worked most closely with the other marketing dudes, of course, all of whom I’ll miss hugely.
Seriously, it’s not every day you get a marketing department that puts the users’ welfare above sales. But that’s how this place works.
BUT! This isn’t a full-on goodbye from me. You don’t get rid of me that easily. HitFilm is too exciting a movement for me to just disappear - so you’re likely to see me popping up in the community in a non-staff capacity. That’s right: I’m going to be one of you. This is an excellent twist of events for me, as it means I can make outrageous feature requests without having to do any work myself.
For anybody who is interested, I shall be heading over to the Writer’s Centre here in Norwich, an organisation which works to promote UK writers - possibly the only cause worthy of challenging my love of the indie filmmaking scene.
You’re all awesome.
(I’ll still be here as an employee until the end of the month)