I'm not sure if this is old news, but I noticed that Lynda.com has released 'HitFilm 3 Pro Essential Training', a 6 hour online course that seems to be aimed at users who are new to Hitfilm.
HitFilm 3 Pro Essential Training
As a beginner myself (I only came across the HitFilm software about a week ago), I decided to take the course as I currently happen to have a subscription to Lynda.com.
I'd already learned the basics of the software from the Getting Started tutorials on the HitFilm website, so the first few chapters covered ground that I was familiar with. As the course progressed, however, I did pick up a lot of valuable tips about how to use HitFilm effectively. I'd say that this course has saved me several weeks of fumbling around learning the software by trial and error.
The tutorials on the HitFilm website are superb, but the long-form format of this 6 hour course is really helpful for beginners who prefer to be guided (at an easy pace) through the journey of getting to know HitForm in detail. The tutor, Steve Grisetti, does a great job of keeping the content interesting and engaging and I never felt overloaded with hard-to-grasp information.
If you already have a good knowledge of HitFilm, this is probably not the course for you, but for the less advanced user, it is a great way of getting up to speed with the software.