Absolute Beginners Course on HitFilm Express
What you'll learn
- Students will learn EVERYTHING about the free version of HitFilm Express
- Students must have a computer that meets the minimum specifications to run HitFilm Express
Absolute Master Class on HitFilm Express
HitFilm Express is a great, FREE alternative to paying for Adobe Premiere and After Effects. HitFilm Express is a non-linear video editor and visual effects compositing software rolled into one. HitFilm Express allows you to make incredibly professional looking videos and films with all kinds of special effects quickly and easily.
In this course, I will walk you through every little tiny detail about the FREE version of HitFilm, HitFilm Express with no add-ons. This course is broken down into 71 super easy to watch classes, so you can learn at your own pace. The classes average less than three minutes long... so each one is bite sized, making it very easy to learn.
With the advances in broadband technology, video is becoming more and more important as a powerful communication tool. More people are using videos to promote their products and services, to share ideas, and even create social change. Of course, you can use HitFilm to simply create videos for your family, make short films or documentaries, or even just make videos for fun.
Creating a video is more than just simply recording it with your camera. Editing and adding special effects to your videos will make them much more interesting to watch. This will greatly enhance your ability to get results you want!
Master Class Outline:
What is Hitfilm?
How to Download HitFilm
HitFilm Workspace Overview
Shortcuts in HitFilm
Importing Footage and Other Assets
Options When Working in the Viewer Window
Merging Audio and Video Footage
Editor Timeline - Intro
Inserting Footage into your Project
Adding and Renaming Tracks
Changing the Track Properties
Scrubbing through the Editor Timeline
Editor Timeline Tools
Linking and Unlinking Video and Audio
J & L Cuts in the Editor Timeline
Introduction to Keyframes
How to Use the Display Timeline for Keyframing
Adding Effects in the Editor Timeline
Right Clicking on Media in the Editor Timeline
Text and Titles in the Editor Timeline
A Note about Variable Frame Rate Footage
Quality and Resolution Settings
Locking Tracks on the Editor Timeline
Masking on the Editor Timeline
What is a Composite Shot?
How to Make a Composite Shot
Different Layer Types in a Composite Shot
Parenting and Snapping of Layers
Layer Blend Modes
Masking in a Composite Shot
Keyframing in a Composite Shot
Single Point Tracking
Double Point Tracking
Tracking for Stabilization
Text in a Composite Shot
3D Concepts in HitFilm
Overview of Visual Effects
Color Correction Effects
Color Grading Effects (Also see below, Installed Film Look Presets)
Gradient and Fill Effects
Lights and Flares Effects
Particles and Simulation Effects
Quick 3D Effects
Video Clean Up Effects
Miscellaneous Items to Know
Exporting your Project File
Overview of Future Updates
Updates will Be Added as they become Available
Overview of Requests
Request Videos will added as Specific Lesson Requests are Made
Minimum Specifications to Run HitFilm on your Computer:
HitFilm Express is multi-core and GPU accelerated. It has recently seen some vast improvements under the hood providing superior performance and speed like you’ve never seen before.
Apple: macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra or OS X 10.12 Sierra
Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Internet connection: Required for online activation
Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or AMD equivalent.
RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
NVIDIA GeForce 600 (Kepler) series (2012)
AMD Radeon R5 240 (2013)
Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3) (2013)
Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more required for 4K UHD.)
Who this course is for:
- Beginner students in HitFilm
I am a professional martial arts instructor with over 38 years of experience. I also have been working with FXhome's HitFilm products since 2014. I run a YouTube channel where I provide weekly tutorials on HitFilm. I started the Film Sensei YouTube Channel in May, 2016. I also regularly contribute answers to people's questions on the HitFilm Forums. My HitFilm Forum ID is FilmSensei. Hit me up there, on the Film Sensei YouTube Channel, or on any of my social media sites!