I am giving away one (1) copy of HitFilm 4 Pro courtesy of FXHOME, and one (1) ActionVFX collection courtesy of RodyPolis.
HitFilm is “a unique mix of video editing, visual effects and 3D compositing for filmmakers and professional motion artists. Everything you need in one product.” It was first released in 2011 and has quickly grown with numerous added features alongside a strong, supportive community. ActionVFX is a collection of high quality stock footage packs by RodyPolis, perfect for creating explosive sequences. This is my first giveaway, and I’m very excited to be able to share my favorite program and some excellent assets with you.
What do I have to do to enter?
Create a HitFilm preset (which can be a preset of 2D effects, a composite shot, or a project file) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org within the time period of August 12th, 2016 at 12:01am EST to August 26th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. The preset can be created in any version of the HitFilm software. Making a preset compatible in multiple versions of the software will not increase your chances of winning.
How will the winner be chosen?
I will choose the winner based on the following aspects of the presets:
- Creativity – Does it solve a VFX need in a unique way? Is it something no one else has attempted before?
- Applicability – Is it something that can be used in multiple projects, in varying genres of effects?
- Time Saving – How long would this take to build from scratch? Is it set up to be easily customizable by the user?
- Aesthetic – Put simply, does it look good? Is there fine detail that adds realism overall?
Can I submit more than one preset?
You may submit as many presets as you like. This gives you more chances to win, and also benefits the community.
How do I make a preset?
First, read my blog post on how to get ideas for templates. Then head over to the Preset Marketplace and watch the tutorial. You can also download some presets to get an idea of how they should be packaged.
I’ve submitted presets before, do those count as entries?
No. While I appreciate the previous efforts of the community, this could mean that the contest is over before it starts.
How will the prizes be distributed?
The first place winner will get to choose between a free copy of HitFilm 4 Pro (or, if they already own it, a free upgrade to the next major version of HitFilm when it is released) or a collection from ActionVFX. The second place winner will receive the other prize. If chosen, I will connect you with the appropriate people in order to claim your reward.
From which of RodyPolis’s packs can I choose?
There are currently 7 collections, you can choose one:
- Structure Fire
- Ground Fire
- Atmospheric Smoke & Fog
- Spark Hits
- Fireballs at Camera
I’m really looking forward to the submissions! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be sure to add them here.