I am totally new to this video stuff. What I want is to make a short amateur movie and make some visual special effects and maybe edit it. So I'd love to find some program I could play with and do some nice things.
I found this question . But answers there still look a little bit confusing to me.
So what software is used in Hollywood for special effects and video editing? I've downloaded and installed adobe after effects but my feelings tell me that something is just not right with it and it can't be used in Hollywood films production.