My name is Costas, im 20, and have been making and editing films since i was about 14, ranging from drama to World of Warcraft Gaming footage (ending in 200 Ive now moved on to Motorsports and modified cars these past 2 years.
In total ive released over 14 films, and received the better part of 20,000 views.
Im self taught, had no education in filming or photography at all. I like most of you, started off small, windows movie maker, rubbish camera but slowly and surely ive worked my way up. I can realisticly see my film making improve aswell with every film. Critism has helped alot aswell.
This forum is a godsend to me, it never even crossed my mind to look for film editing forums, even though im quite active on car forums (im a car enthusiast myself) Its been really hard to learn and adapt in relation to editing... Equipment etc. Ive tried learning as much as i can by other successfull film editers, and going through as many free tutorials as possible, as i crave knowledge and the ability to get better.
Ive never known in person any film editors, so this forum is like a library to me. I anticipate ill be very active here.
To be the best i possibly can be at editing/shooting/directing (ive not settled on a specific field yet)
I want next year to be the biggest improvement so far for my filming skills.
I want to buy 2-3 HD Hero portable cameras (to attach to cars for action shots), im after but not quite sure which camera to go for (best value for money) but i want a new main camera, a HD camera, budget is around £800. But dont have a clue which to go for.
New tripod, with a fluid head.
New PC to make rendering etc faster. Or might just upgrade my current one, Unsure wether to stick with XP or go windows 7.
I have a VERY vivid imagination, i can create clips in my head, pan, rotate, edit them as i will in my head like im watching in a real film. Its great i can do this... but it usually only happens when a song comes on the ipod that just screams at to have a clip added on, then the imagination kicks in.
So for the past 3 months ive been planning 3 projects for next year, one of them VERY big. I intend to get lothian helicopters involved to get some cracking footage. Ive started jotting down script scenario's and remixing some songs currently. To have other people in on this (filming side of things) would be amazing.
Now heres a preview of one of my films, excuse the first 3 minutes, i bought a new tripod which turned out to be guff as ull see the shakiness is ridiculous. However the action does pick up throughout... so patience!
I use Sony Vegas 9.0C as my editing program.
Camera isnt amazing either, its a JVC Evario, cost about £280.
only films ive released this year are showing on my channel (rest are private) however each film brings something slightly different.
Now there is one inspiration i do have, its called Wagenworks. This guy is just simply amazing at editing... My aim is to get as good as him by next year. When ull see this clip you'll know why.
Sorry for boring you guys, i really appreciate anyone thats taken the time to read this post and watch the clips. Theres alot i probably havent covered.
Any help/advice would be appreciated.