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  • Thanks @Triem23 Indeed I did try and do better camera moves and angles, and kind of made the VFX my secondary goal. And oh boy, some of the lengths I went to, to achieve them....lol. In one shot I actually unscrewed my wardrobe door, laid it down …
  • Hey thanks @jsbarrett Yes....just small steps for me, but each time is more fun exploring what could (and can) be done. Another supernatural project coming out soon!
  • Thanks for the feedback/comments guys . Yes, as Francis Ford Coppola once said.... "Always steal from the best". So I drew a few elements from several stories. Mainly of course though, I just wanted to do some scary visual effects. Much better I thi…
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBypG7vlgOg Well my friends, here it is. Whilst not the scariest movie in the world, it certainly was the most fun
  • Thanks StormyKnight! Yes, as discussed earlier on, the music really enhances the scene beyond what you see visually, so it works well. As for "horror", I can take it or leave it...........this is just an excuse to do creepy VFX as opposed to my usu…
  • Hey thanks Tim! Yes, this is my first go at "horror stuff", and you're right about visuals....they're all very pretty. But whilst making this little film, I've noticed the sound and music greatly enhances the shots. And oh yes, love Hitfilm's track…
  •  Agreed tonyg! My problem was that I didn't want too many spoilers in the trailer, and that as it's a very short "short".......so I was limited by how many "darker" shots to put in....lol. Thanks for the tips though. One day I'll concentrate on maki…
  • https://vimeo.com/248085826 ......and just threw together a quickie trailer using iMovie. Hope to have it finished by the end of the year
  • Thanks guys! And yes Stargazer54, out of all the features of HitFilm, I simply love it's tracking capabilities the most. It turns my amateur films into something at least a little better...haha. By the way......they were my eyes on that statuette..…
  • ....and this is what it's all about. Brilliant! I remember making my own Super 8 Star Wars film back 1977 where we had to scratch the emulsion off the celluloid with a sharp knife to make laser beams.....haha. Both time, and Hitfilm have made things…
  • Hmmmmm......I got a little inspiration today for a possible fifth.....lol. However, it'll only be after I do a massive upgrade of equipment and software https://vimeo.com/227023348
  • Thanks for that! Yes....I really love that one too! I discovered the more hi-res the background is the better. And making the background "live" or a good video is ALWAYS better than just a photo! Looking forward to tinkering with upgraded software s…
  • Too kind Aladdin! Hitfilm software is the best "big boy toy" ever! Been wanting to do this kind of thing since 1977 (Star Wars). Great fun!
  • Loving it! Nothing like a good space/mystery adventure. Look forward to seeing some more!
  • Thanks Palacono! And you're very much right.......a few places I wasn't happy with the audio, but by that stage I said to myself "to Hell with it"....lol/ I took a week off work to finish the last part of the film, and the thought of going back fixi…
  • Mmmmmmmm...................yup.................just what I need
  • Yes Triem, Hitfilm 2 Ultimate. I think I'll upgrade now though. I'll only submit this new one by itself to festivals. Each subsequent one has been a learning experience, so when I look back now, I see more errors than ever before and say to myself "…
  • Thanks guys! And yes Bob, this is all very much just a fun hobby, tinkering with the HitFilm software. I found the iPad to be the most convenient way to shoot and edit. Having said that, I want to do a little more next time.....so time to upgrade ca…
  • Alrighty then....this is my latest effort. Fourth & last  installment. Might do a horror movie next time. But for now.....time to rest Enjoy if you can! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utPxUoMrH3Q&t=31s
  • As for the light flares for engine glow......I'm sure there is a better way to do it, but I simply just change the scale of the flare as it moves either away or towards the camera. Usually two or three key frames does the trick......and is pretty se…
    in Space ships Comment by WedgeOz July 2017
  • Awesome! Thanks Triem for those YouTube tutorials! Dang! My imagination is taking me places now......lol
  • I actually was/is in the same boat as you. Sets, locations, models etc.....what to do? At the end of the day, I was inclined to go with 3D models and green screen. And again like you......I didn't really have time to get creative with 3D rendering p…
  • Haha...thanks for that Aladdin4d. I'll seriously look into that LED paneling If nothing else..........it will help eliminate those annoying shadows I struggle with!!
  • You so got that right Andy001z! I actually have one of those kits. Green screen, lights, umbrellas, stands etc.......it's great! And yes......"space", that's the killer. When I need full body shots, I go to this office building which has a huge blue…
  • Hey guys...thanks for all this info Yes Triem, you are quite correct that I film that way. And WhiteCranePhoto........you are quite correct about my need to get better lighting equipment. As Triem pointed out.....99% of my projects are indoors with…
  • Many thanks for the Triem! Shall investigate them both shortly. Appreciated
  • Hey thanks for that! Cameras........definitely 4K and low light. Editors.....I actually have Sony Vegas somewhere, though probably 7 years old . I don't really have any problems editing with HitFilm, I think it's wonderful. But I'll have a look at …
  • Too kind Aladdin! Thanks
  • Thanks guys! And yes Triem, this episode is going off on a very different tangent. Stay tuned