I'm one of the younger ones here I guess. Well, I started with Blender when I was 12 and I'm still using it after many years. When I found after effects, I instantly fell in love with that program.
So from there on, I wanted to have material to add cool visual effects to, so I did it on my own. It started with short funny clips, but it turned into making shortfilms with a bunch of friends. Currentlying, I'm playing the role of the director, but I don't want to do that in the future. Especially where I live, its not likely to get a lot of jobs as director.
So I want to do something like being a vfx artist or simply an editor. I think that's the path I'll be taking after finishing school.
Well, what do I love about all this?
The possibility to create something professional and epic is so fascinating. To show people what is going on in your head by being creative and work hard on something you filmed yourself.
Thats my point of view