I've recently gotten very interested in making videos. Largely because I've been learning how to do some cool visual effects. One good example is this video in which I finally managed to achieve the Star Trek TOS style transporter effect. Oh, I am not a hamster, I'm well aware that this particular trick is no great potatoes to those who have been doing amateur video or have actual video related job descriptions but I still think it's really cool that I managed to pull it off with only a little bit of essential help.
The video itself was made for a contest, with the subject being to make a video about your hometown. There wasn't a whole lot in the way of restrictions on it, the idea was to have fun making it and to improve skills in the process. Well, I had fun with it and I definitely improved my skills, between the transporter and the 3-D Opening Title.
Anyway... I'm planning on doing more, even if it's only to show off new visual effects as I learn how to do them decently. And yes, those among you who're experienced and spot this are right, I need to improve my lighting big time for Chroma-Key scenes.