I have many friends who would act for me, but have never bothered with it. You mention video editing, but getting friends to act out is NOT editing.
Editing in a nut shell is what to use, in which order, and what to bin.
It's a process of manipulating video images. Video editing includes cutting segments (trimming), re-sequencing clips, and adding transitions and other special effects.
So beaaring this in mind why not just go camera something, you can document any topic. I have random ides aall the time so ill nme some...
Is the sky blue?
Shows (car shows is my interest but there is shows for everything)
Video editing documentry, try telling us what it's bout?
well there is some crap but yet random ideas that do not need actors.
So lastly how do you know if your good?
The answer is the same as most skilled proffesions, and how good you are is based on your success. If you are good enough, that people pay money, and you make a living, I guess your pretty good. If you become rich your great etc (success is always rated on money)
But also like many proffesions...
Video editing isn't just about video editing.
You can be a great editor in theory but if u can't be assed, ur personality stinks, and no one trusts you, your nothing!
If i would judge you off what i have read id say...
You have an INTEREST
you have some KNOWLEDGE and SKILL of the subject
you have a lot of passion "i really love video editing and special effects"
you have potential to have.....
And to be SUCCESSFUL
and this is possiable if you have
SO JUST KEEP GOING, its blatent to me, you enjoy doing this so get on with it and don't stop improving!!!!!!!
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