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    • Getting Into Editing

      1 week ago

      mattpeake

      Hello All,

           

           This is a subject I’ve received a lot of questions about in the past few months so instead of a bunch of fragmented responses in the future, it’s probably better to have one here. How did I “get to where I’m at” today working with Funhaus/Rooster Teeth or how did I transition out of school into full time editing/work? The simple answer is the same one I heard from everyone else that spoke on this: “I got lucky.” I never expected or foresaw any of the “career” I’ve had. I simply aimed to support myself and searched for a job the best I knew how. That is, applying for anything in post production through various film/video/entertainment based websites and doing what I could to investigate any opportunities through people I knew or had met personally. In a word; networking. I was and still am terrible at networking. There is a certain finesse to maintaining good rapport with people you really don’t know and, in truth, people you want to do something for you. I’m bad enough at keeping in touch with my own friends much less someone who is trying to get something from me while I’m trying to get something from them and it rarely ends up meeting in the middle but hey, some folks are really good at figuring out and maintaining that balance. I’m too lazy.

           

           Eventually some guy under the name of some production company got back to me about editing a short film. We talked on the phone and I went to an “interview” at his “studio.” It was his apartment in Hollywood. I did my darndest but I just couldn’t give him what we wanted. He had lots of poorly lit greenscreen footage and wanted “King Kong” levels of compositing. We tried, but after a few weeks of commuting from Ventura to Hollywood, sleeping on my buddy Gary’s couch, and spending all day in this dude’s apartment, we weren’t getting anywhere. He was a cool guy, but I had/have my technical and creative limitations. Keep in mind, during this time I was sending out dozens of resumes/cover letters. Get used to not getting responses, it happens to a lot of people.

           

           Next, I got a random call about a visual effects internship using After Effects and Photoshop. I arrived at a windowless animation studio/stage space that I guessed was once some kind of auto shop or industrial business of some kind. It had character; lots of quirky people packed in there doing all sorts of tasks in various stages of production. I met the post production guys who, at the time, were tucked away in a second story office. The visual effects supervisor sat me down at a computer and asked if I knew how to rotoscope. That was my first task and, I suspect, the real interview. On my screen I saw two well made puppets on a well made stage, or set, with a firehose. “What is this?” I thought. At the time I knew nothing about Moral Orel and had heard of Robot Chicken once. He walked me through the shot and what needed to happen. The firehose was flailing around in front of and behind the puppets. There was no water coming out of it and there was no greenscreen behind the puppets. To have an added water effect appear behind puppets without a way to remove the background (via keying out a green or blue screen), rotoscoping the parts of the puppets the nozzle travels behind was needed. I spent most of the day doing that and was surprised. It worked! I hadn’t done masking or rotoscoping to that extent before.

          

           I liked this place; they were making something that was funded, they provided me with a work station (countless listings for jobs required I have all my own equipment), they seemed like nice people and I felt I would learn a lot doing post-production tasks. So, no paycheck, but it was something to do while I continued to search for paid employment. The sweet spot would have been to find this during the last bit of school. If you can intern somewhere while in school for credit, make sure you do that! Another note; you will likely have to start at the bottom and work your way up. It’s just how life works to some extent. Keep searching for an opportunity until you get one and then be diligent. Don’t ever think you’re special or that you’re owed anything. It’s not true. I knew a few guys in college who refused to do that. They wanted directing and producing jobs, for their own projects, right out of school. To my knowledge, they ended up back at home living with their parents. There isn’t anything wrong with back at home living with your parents if that’s part of your plan. Starting somewhere other than what you were hoping for is okay because any job, or experience at said job, will teach you something useful in life and can lead to something else. That said, don’t jump a situation that has a bunch of red flags. Shady people, dangerous work conditions, etc. This is something each person must judge for themselves.

           

           So there I was, not much of a plan. I had around $2500 in savings and fortunately had found a pretty cool and relatively cheap (for LA area ($500/month)) place to live. It was with complete strangers who had posted an ad on craigslist. I got lucky there too because they ended up being good, respectful people. I think my parents would have helped me out for awhile had I ran out of funds but, as I have said, I got lucky. After a 2 - 3 months of being an intern, they offered me a job doing visual effects cleanup. So, a puppet jumps in the air - it can’t do that on it’s own - often there is a wire or support of some kind that needs to be removed afterward. That’s the general idea of what I was doing except now I had a $500/week (before taxes) check. It was the best thing I could have hoped for at the time. I worked there for about 3 years during which I got a few raises, transitioned into an assistant editor position and learned a lot about life. Sadly, having landed such a neat job, I got into the mindset of, “I made it. I’m on top.” That’s bad news. Don’t ever think that way. It’s great to feel good about where you’re at but it was all too easy for me to get complacent. It was simply a lesson I hadn’t yet learned and I think I learned it the hard way.  Some of the folks I worked with probably don’t have the fondest memories of me and eventually, the management did not bring me back for the following season of whatever was next. There was no singular, dramatic event I’m referring to. Things just slowly eroded over time. It was a great job and I can only hope I didn’t ruffle anyone’s feathers too much. On the whole, all the people I worked with were wonderful and I learned a lot from them.

           

           I thought it wouldn’t be too hard to find another job after this big addition of experience on my resume. Two places interviewed me but I never heard back from them. I spent a year looking for work, sending out many resumes over many moons. Nothing ever came of it. Fortunately, three or so years of employment is a lot of paychecks. I saved and didn’t spend too much on frivolous things and because of that I lived comfortably, and frugally, during that year of being unemployed. It was a glorious time. Granted, by the time my ol’ pal Adam Kovic wanted to have dinner and catch up, the savings were getting noticeably thinner. But, again, I was lucky. Adam was looking to expand his efforts at Machinima and that required more staff. I had met and befriended Adam during college and we remained in touch. As you can see, getting a job “cold” without knowing anyone is unlikely. It’s possible, but unlikely. Most job openings, I believe, are filled by people who are personally recommended. It was because I knew Adam and because he recommended me that I was able to get hired at Machinima. I worked with Adam, Lawrence, and eventually Bruce, James, Spoole, Joel and many others at Machinima for 3 and ½ years as I continued to, again, be somewhat of a head case as I learned life lessons. Fortunately they put up with it and still sort of do. From there you likely know the rest!

           

           In terms of advice for those of you that desire to get into editing: You can see how it happened to me above and I hope it’s clear that there is no definitive way. Like I said, I never had a grand plan and I’m not owed a thing, I’ve just been fortunate enough to come across good jobs and good people. Luck and unforeseen good timing certainly played their part for me. One thing I was doing from highschool onward was editing in some way. Get your hands on software and use it. If you can take a class somewhere at a community college or something like that, I think that would be invaluable to you especially if you’re starting out. When I was at Machinima, we used Final Cut Pro 7. John Yniguez and I, the editors at the time, were already using Final Cut Pro; getting paid to edit videos with it “professionally.” We took a night class anyway and we both learned many useful tips and tools that were right under our noses. Had we known that information earlier it would have only made us better from an earlier point in time. So, I think taking a class is something you ought to do if you can.

          

           Aside from that I would say, “Use what you have.” Your computer comes with iMovie or some other software? Ok, use it. Your phone shoots video? Great! Record video/audio with that and start tinkering around with the editing process. Downloader extensions also exist for Firefox and Chrome browsers. Install one of those and download whatever random video exists on YouTube and edit with that. Don’t go re-posting that stuff because it’s not yours but there is nothing wrong with using it as footage to practice editing. All sorts of sound effects can also be found in this way. If you can’t get extensions to work go to keepvid.com. If you can afford it, Adobe Creative Cloud is a pretty solid service. We use it here at Rooster Teeth. It’s a monthly subscription that allows you to download Adobe software to any computer you are logged on at. You can even download and install previous versions of software if your current machine cannot run the newest version(s). They have some good tutorials as well. Lastly, for now, lots of books exist that are written by editors. “In the Blink of an Eye” by Walter Murch was one I read in school and thought was pretty neat.

          

           Worry about any expensive equipment until after you’ve proven to yourself that you really are interested in editing because you might actually hate it. Perhaps it seems glamorous when you watch Funhaus, but it’s work and we’re only able to do it relatively well for several reasons. The first is because some of us have been doing it for a decade or more. The second is we have each other to learn from day in and day out. The third reason is because we have a company behind us that provides our technological needs and wants. That isn’t to discourage you. I just know in my life there are many activities that interest me but, when it comes time to put in the required work to learn said activities and build experience to do them well, it’s often not very fun and I lose steam. Be aware of this human tendency as you move forward. Remember with any endeavor, “consistency is the mother of productivity.” You really do have to get 4 dimensional and be consistent. That last sentence is me talking to myself as much as you. Good luck!

    • To the single guys, my thoughts

      2 years ago

      mattpeake

      Seen a few comments about this general topic and I guess I want to share a few thoughts about what I've learned in my life. If you're single and that's something that bothers you, something that makes you feel down because you don't want to be single - I want to tell you to not worry. I've been single about 99.9% of my life and for a long time I thought there was something "wrong" with me. I felt invalid as a man and let it get me down, often. For so long I wanted to change and feel happy. I thought having a girlfriend would change it. I was wrong. Turns out, I had to be good/happy with myself before someone else was going to be.

      If you feel any shade of this and it's a pattern you can see in your life, don't fall for it. Those feelings of self doubt and invalidation are lies! There is absolutely nothing wrong with you if you're single most of the time or even ALL of the time. Loneliness, of course, is natural. Nothing wrong with feeling lonely, just don't get down on yourself for it. The more I linked loneliness to my identity, the more I thought negatively about myself. Don't let loneliness feed a negative perception about yourself. Loneliness doesn't define who you are.

      In time, I began to realize that when I let negative thought processes take hold, it prevented me from exploring opportunities that were right in front of me. Those false, lonely projections of myself shrouded the best me. And guess what? People are interested in, and find you most attractive when your true self is out there, imperfections and all. It's so ironic: being angry and worried about being single actually kept me single. The worry and second guessing and all that detracted from my confidence. More on confidence in a bit.

      Now, don't wallow in misery about missed opportunities. Everyone has missed the boat and messed up potentially good opportunities in all facets of life. Forget about it and move forward. No amount of regret can change the past, so don't let it be a burden. However, the present moment is in your control. Relish the present because more opportunities are coming your way. Maybe sooner, maybe later, but I promise they're coming.

      Concerning confidence: I used to associate confidence with arrogance. They are simply not the same. In fact, I believe they are opposite in many ways. I thought smooth talking and flirting with women on a whim and beating your own chest, so to speak, meant a guy was confident. Maybe guys who do that are confident, good for them. Here's something that is equally confident: Having a great time with your friends, or alone, without even thinking about girls. Simply enjoying life/the present moment. This applies to anything: goals, hobbies, disciplines, study. Whenever I went out with the hope of meeting girls and it didn't happen, the whole night felt ruined. I had assigned my worth to meeting women - such a sad little world I created for myself. In reality, the whole night wasn't ruined, I simply missed the best parts - spending time with my friends and enjoying whatever we were doing. The more I came around to this concept on an emotional level, the more life became wonderful from moment to moment. The sadness of being single melted away into freedom and joy. I became so much more at ease with myself and lo' and behold, it was easier to talk to women if I chose to do so which, honestly, I didn't even think about it most of the time! So really, a large part of what I perceived as confidence was actually just dudes being horn dogs.

      All these concepts I had heard before in some form and understood on an intellectual level, but not an emotional one. Actually FEELING relief about the past being out my control and feeling happy with myself are different than knowing the concepts intellectually. Finding ways to bridge intellect and emotion led to real understanding. For me, being honest about the source of my self-negativity helped me gain understanding. "What causes me to think and feel this way? And why?' The answers were not always obvious and will vary for everyone. One big realization was I needed to break a lot of harmful habits. Some of doing, some of thinking. These habits were burdens so deeply rooted I was not consciously aware of them. Honesty, accountability and even a little bravery to face the truth of where those things stemmed from enabled me to see things plainly for what they were. This allowed negativity to be uprooted and made room for change to occur. I believe this is ongoing in all facets of life.

      Ultimately I had to 1. Shake off the lie: I'm lacking as a man because I don't have a girlfriend. 2. Seek and embrace the truth: My worth and happiness are not determined by someone else. Knowing this intellectually AND emotionally. Then the present became worry-free and the unknown future became beautiful. So, there ya have it from my little perspective. I probably repeated myself a lot but oh well, I hope you feel encouraged if this relates to you at all. I've still got lots to learn too and I'm sure there are many who can add greater incite. Take heart! You'll be alright.


    • 5 Things I Love about Myself

      2 years ago

      mattpeake

      Nominated by @Beardy

      1. I love that I've set long term goals and accomplished them. Currently in an interesting limbo state of setting new goals because most the goals I had from earlier years (highschool, college, etc) have been achieved.

      2. My ever growing sense of practicality. What I mean is recognizing, over time, what is practical in my life and what is a waste or unhealthy and always gravitating towards the useful. I get this from my parents.

      3. The desire to be and stay active. I have a deep love for athletics, despite not being all that athletic. I've always enjoyed the exhilaration of sports and competing with others. Also seeing new places, enjoying the day outside and being tired for good reason early in the evening.

      4. My innate ability to grow a beard.

      5. Finally, I love that I am created - that is, unique. The sheer amount of people there are/have been, all being unique to one another, speaks to me powerfully. It makes me feel infinitely small and big at the same time. I love to take it in, it feels good and makes me believe everyone is meant to feel good.

      I nominate anyone who reads it because it's so easy to hyper focus on our flaws.

    • 2 years ago

      mattpeake

      Today my team and I launched our new channel and officially announced our new home as part of Rooster Teeth. I feel excited and honored to be part of such a fun filled group of folks. I look forward to the future and hope to learn lots, make new friendships, and bring joy and incite to all we come in contact with personally and over the internets.

    • 2017 years ago

      mattpeake
  • About Me

    Regular dude enjoying life. Grew up in Redwood City,California. Went to school for film/video at Brooks Institute in Ventura. After that I've been lucky enough to have great jobs and have even greater people in my path. Assistant edited on a few adult swim shows at Shadow Animation, edited for Inside Gaming and now I'm here.

    I enjoy playing and watching sports, exercising, reading, video games, hanging with friends and aiming to bless others. Good quality of life is a wonderful thing I hope to spread and forward wherever I go.

  • Comments (40)

    • ChazziFizzle Tater Me, Daddy!

      9 months ago

      Oh, I honestly was quite surprised by the quick acceptance. I appreciate it. I hope to see more of you on camera and not tucked away in your editing hidey hole. Have a good one!

    • Lets-Avenge

      1 year ago

      Hey Matt!
      I'm going around the site asking people what are some music recomendations that I could listen to.

      Currently, my playlists are filled with a variety of music, from Muse to Beyonce to Macklemore to Pearl Jam, but I'm kinda searching for something either around what I usually listen to and give it a try or something new. Any advise?

    • Ethan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Graphic Designer

      1 year ago

      I made this for you sir. https://twitter.com/AH_Ethan/status/63955137948110...

      COAklTbUwAAnkBH.jpg

    • Lets-Avenge

      1 year ago

      Finally found this place open. Felt like writing something because... well, you're amazing.

      I don't know what is it about you, I mean you're not that much in the videos but I kinda feel identified with you, not sure why. Maybe because we are kinda the quiet ones of the group, idk. Needless to say, thank you. I don't even know what you do besides being the video editor guy, but I still find you and the things you have to say so interesting (like your last journal, which got to me in a personal level).

      So, yeah. Thank you for being awesome and working in something that keeps my head fresh and calm even with the stress of the last year of college. Hope we get to see you around more in videos and hope, one day, I'll get to go to a con you go and get to meet you. One day.

      PS: Hope that PEEEAKE /\ thing at the panel wasn't too much for you. Saw it via live stream and I was kinda weirded out.

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Hey thanks, own the quietness! Sorry for the late reply, this site was a bit quirky going through the re-design and I wasn't able to see comments or much less reply. Good luck with finishing out college!

    • Austin0434

      2 years ago

      Thank you for being you and no one else.
      Because that was the case I would be one sad person contributing my lamps instead I make them.
      If you ever want one just ask.
      One your millions of fans.

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Wow those are cool! I'm moving soon so maybe sometime in the near future. Sorry for this horribly late reply, this site was been quirky since its re-design but seems to be working for me now.

    • JesW87

      2 years ago

      Also, if you guys ever need any like graphic design work I can do that

      • JesW87

        2 years ago

        But you can contact me here or at [email protected] (yes I know it's aol. I'm nostalgic and can't even bring myself to delete an email account) if you need stuff done

      • JesW87

        2 years ago

        I'm best at photoshop, but I'm also alright with illustrator. I also am great at video editing with Vegas Pro

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Cool, we're good for the moment. What programs do you use/are proficient with?

    • JesW87

      2 years ago

      Is there a reason you avoid being in any sort of visual media (pictures/videos/etc) XD?

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Actually I now appear in the comment and fan art shows! On a general note it's not that I avoid it, I just don't seek it out either. If I'm needed, I'm happy to appear wherever BUT, I'm most needed in my front row seat. That is, my chair in front of my computer, editing vids and interacting on here with you guys! :)

    • Elias FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cahooting ;)

      2 years ago

      Love your stuff, keep on doing what you do~ /OWO/

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thanks! I appreciate that

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      2 years ago

      Hello, I think you're really awesome!

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        2 years ago

        Thanks! No problem with the late reply, as I was too busy ripping trees out of the ground with my hare hands to notice. :)

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thanks! You're awesome! Sorry for late replies, was out of town using a chain-saw.

    • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

      2 years ago

      I have a question about editing (I noticed you seem pretty welcome to questions). So I noticed you said you've used OBS and Audacity...I'm just curious how the team works in all of the zooms to the webcam.

      Do you record the video and game feed on two instances of the software? Or do you just edit it zoomed in? I know my own recording is still evolving in style, so I'm always looking for tips and tricks to help change things up.

      (Also, still waiting for you to join us in sponsor chat ;) come join the slackers!)

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Anytime!

      • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

        2 years ago

        I had a feeling that was the case. I have limited knowledge of the software, but the editing is very clean in terms of the webcam vs the game, so I had a feeling it wasn't as simple as zooming onto a small area (although you guys do that as well!)

        Thanks for taking the time to answer my question smiley0.gif And no worries about chat, I just wanted to give you a hard time smiley8.gif

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Heyo. Yes, 2 separate instances. Sometimes the software we use changes depending on what we can get to work that day. Actually we use an El Gato for the game cap a good amount of the time.

        I'm still not familiar with all the ins and outs on this site and a few other things I've been set up with recently. I'll join the sponsor chat eventually when I figure it out, ha!

    • TylerDaniels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LNL Podcast

      2 years ago

      I'm loving the editing style in the Funhaus videos so far! I'm a big fan of the cuts to random things and edits (like the Char Nuts stand). Two questions: Do you have any sort of inspiration behind your editing style or is it just based off your humor? Also, how long does that type of editing take typically take you to do?

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        We appreciate that. Have a great day sir!

      • TylerDaniels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LNL Podcast

        2 years ago

        Well shout out to you and all the guys over there! You're doing a great job and I can't wait to see more of your work!

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thanks man. Credit to Lawrence, Spoole and James who also edit a lot of the channel vids. Overall Adam really drove the "cut to random" type stuff and we all sort of put our own spin on it in our individual edits. For me, I try to match the randomness that occurs in the game and minds of the guys as they play. So one of the guys says a funny comment deriving from something that just happened in game (or not) - I try to bring that to life however I can. The Char nuts stand is a good example. Credit that to Spoole though, he edited that one.

    • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

      2 years ago

      Welcome to Rooster Teeth!

      You seem like a pretty cool guy, and I wanted to personally extend the welcome wagon! A lot of us in sponsor chat wanted to welcome you to the crazy that is this fandom.

      You can trust us, we haven't turned on @adam or @josho yet and they are always there. Seriously, let's be friends, come hang out! We wont let the other guys know if you are avoiding editing just to spend some time with the fans ;) That's part of the job, right?

      • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

        2 years ago

        For sure, I haven't gotten much of a chance to follow you guys, so I'm so excited to get to know you as you begin the Funhaus journey!

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        2 years ago

        Yay! smiley7.gif

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Ha! I could probably get away with that. Thanks for the warm welcome, looking forward to making new friends.

      • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

        2 years ago

        Just spreading the love smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        2 years ago

        You enlisting new members? smiley8.gif

    • RTXCooper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Land shark

      2 years ago

      Welcome to RT, i cant wait to see what you all do. and mad props for being the video editor. always wanted to do that.

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        No worries man, I'll respond eventually. Concerning the game cap, the guys here use OBS - Open Broadcast Software. I haven't personally used it but Lawrence, Spoole and James say it's pretty great and it's free! Lawrence warns that it can be a bit tricky to use but once you get used to it it's fine. One last thing from me concerning editing - don't worry about making something great, just dive in and get used to the timing of things playing out on screen and have fun. Over time it becomes more natural.

      • RTXCooper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Land shark

        2 years ago

        Alrighty thanks. i checked out their cost and compared to what services you get , it is not bad at all. I think i will definitely invest some time and cash into this. now all i got to do is think of some content before hit that college low point. Another quick question, what program do you/can you use to record footage from a sony/ pc game?(only gaming devices i have to work with) And sorry for all the questions. I know you guys have to be busy setting everything up.

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Currently use Adobe premiere, I think it's great for beginners and "pros" alike. It seems like Adobe is pretty forward thinking in terms of availability. They now have a service called "creative cloud" where you can pay a monthly subscription and use all their software on any machine. I would recommend that if you can afford it and your machine can handle Premiere. That way you can try it out for a month or 2 or 3 at a time without having to worry about updating the software and you really get your money's worth.

      • RTXCooper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Land shark

        2 years ago

        ahh i got you. well i should be hitting a low point in my college work soon so i think i can start around then. first off what program what program do you use? and/ or what is a good program for a beginner like me to pick up?

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thank you sir! Glad to be here. The other guys edit too but I'm generally doing a bit more of it in bulk while they do a bit more hosting and such. PS - it's never too late to learn, would be happy to help in any way I can if you ever want to start picking it up.

        Post edited 2/05/15 6:15PM

    • Nickpj5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Welcome to the RT Family! Snack time is at 4pm sharp!

      • mattpeake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thanks!

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