What software can I use for video effects?

Episode 1034 (2:22:49)

Brandon from Springfield,MO

Brandon wants to start making videos to post to YouTube, but he's noticed that a lot of his favorite YouTubers have great animated graphics. What can he use to get those great graphics? Leo says on the Mac, Apple's Motion is great and popular for filmmakers.

On the Windows platform, Blender is free, but it isn't easy to learn. Lightwave is a good one. The Chatroom also says Wax is great for video compositing and special effects. And looking at it, Leo says it's a good choice. Leo likes the idea of using a free option to learn from them. Then he can graduate to the pricier stuff like After Affects.