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Watch documentaries: http://documentaryheaven.com/

Or you can go outside and not be on a computer at all.
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folding is worthless



*prepares defense*
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Originally Posted by nano56 View Post
i wouldnt mind paying 200-300$ for a program if i were going to get good use out of it. some of the things you guys have suggested do sound kind of interesting to get into. does anyone know what programs are used to make animations such as cartoons or animes? (i hate anime its just the best example i could think of) and im not really quite sure what folding is lol. it seems to be popular but i never really checked up on it
Get Adobe Flash, Illistration, and Photoshop. Those you can use to make animations. If you want to go further into movie editing, you can use Adobe After Effects, or Sony Vegas.

Good luck, and animations and video production is quite fun. You should look into doing a machinima or something along the lines of that. If you get into machinima, you could use Audacity, or Adobe Soundbooth for sound editing.
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porn
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folding is worthless



*prepares defense*
but but but ... you get points...
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but but but ... you get points...
made me lol
post #28 of 30
Buy a 1080p camcorder or a Cannon T2i DSLR with 1080p video is pretty nice and make videos.

If you do get into film making, one important thing is getting the sound to sound good. You can buy something like this to start out. It's on my list of things to buy actually, currently I'm limited to online sound banks or crappy camcorder mic sound.

If you want to make mix videos a good program to rip from downloaded videos and dvd's is VLC's record function.

As far as editing programs I a currently using Sony Vegas 10 Pro and love it so far, although I feel I'm only scratching the surface of its features. There are other programs for after effects but I'm not sure of a good one. The Adobe Suite has Adobe After effects.

In any case I highly suggest that if you plan on buying your video editing software that you at least try the trial first to make sure it works on your system and doesn't have crashing problems or codec incompatibility issues.

In regards to the folding thing though I would personally not do that, I do not feel comfortable taxing my system 24/7 under something that uses near 100% load.
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im gonna look into those kirus
    
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im gonna look into those kirus
good luck! The software can be tricky, but if you have the motivation, time, and watch tutorials, you'll be great in no time at all.
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