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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

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If you'd like to be able to edit stuff, PM me with a username and password you want to use. I have to set up all accounts manually (for now).

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Wait, I don't need to go to University or Film School to become a video editor??? That right there just fucked with my perception of everything.
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(07-10-2014 01:09 AM)Ario Wrote:  Wait, I don't need to go to University or Film School to become a video editor??? That right there just fucked with my perception of everything.

No... you basically need to practice editing video, learn the programs, and learn tips and tricks. The information is in various books and videos.

Going to university may have some benefits, but you can learn in other ways as well. Then, finding work involves showing people your reel/portfolio, connecting with people who want video editing done, etc.

I/we actually need some help editing videos, as we start to move toward producing published content. Maybe you could help in some way?

You can learn a lot about film in general from Film Riot on YouTube. (They have tons of videos on all kinds of topics related to filmmaking.)

And regarding the Wiki, it'd be good to produce and embed some videos in the wiki articles, to enhance what text can provide. Smile

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(07-10-2014 08:44 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  I/we actually need some help editing videos, as we start to move toward producing published content. Maybe you could help in some way?

Sure, I can do that.
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This is buggy as shit.
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