When I grow up, I want to make music videos
November 9, 2012 9:16 PM   Subscribe

So... I have this dark and fuzzy cheapo camera video of 15 minutes of myself doing yoga. And I'd like to chop it up into one of those funky arty music videos. If you were me, and you'd never ever done anything like that before, where would you start?

How would you get it done for cheap/free and without too much of a learning curve? AND hopefully have some fun with it?

Assume I am not a programmer but am reasonably facile with computers and software. I have a couple-years-old PC running Windows 7 Home Premium - 1.3 GHz processor, 4 GB memory.

Also, I am not a trained artist, but I am reasonably creative and artistic.

Or is this the kind of thing I should try to find a film student to do?
posted by acridrabbit to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: BTW, I could probably borrow an older Macbook of some kind from a friend, if I have to or if some flavor of Mac software would make this a breeze.
posted by acridrabbit at 9:18 PM on November 9, 2012

Best answer: Windows Movie Maker is free, also Serif and Lightworks. Just read and do the tutorials before you dive in.
posted by anon4now at 10:40 PM on November 9, 2012

Best answer: If you're only planning on doing this in a short period of time, downloading the trial of Sony Vegas Pro was by far the best route I found in a similar situation. Though now I do want it, so...
posted by vegartanipla at 4:00 PM on November 10, 2012

Oh, and it really wasn't hard to understand how to use after watching ~15 minutes of YouTube tutorials, googling when I got stuck, and using common sense.
posted by vegartanipla at 4:02 PM on November 10, 2012

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