I've been reading over the threads in this forum for about an hour now and I still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for.
Basically, I want to mix clips together from various movies to make short films. An example of what I am talking about might be taking a scene from James Cameron's "Titanic" and another clip from the movie "What's eating Gilbert Grape"; both movies featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and splicing them together.
Being able to add my own voice track, sound effects and music would also be useful. As would the ability to mix in my own footage shot with my Sony DVD Camcorder.
I'm thinking primarily, these clips would be used on a site similar to YouTube but I may one day wish to put them on DVD so I could give copies to friends and family.
My budget is pretty limited right now, so cheap would be good, free would be better. Though, I'm not really expecting to get off that easy, so I'm willing to spend some money if I have to.