THE SHORT VERSION:
I like movies, therefore I choose to make movies, more-or-less as a hobby than anything else. Yet, perhaps, if my studies go well, I'll eventually become a filmmaker for a living. So, here we are.
THE LONG VERSION:
I got my first ever (JVC) camera at the supple age of 9. Although it only worked with tapes, a far cry from the digital technology that is so commonplace these days, I managed to work around its limitations, making short films with it that would, eventually, and unfortunately, get lost among trash that I had thrown out several years later.
At the time, I hadn't any interest in becoming a filmmaker (in fact, I wanted to "make" video games, whatever that meant), and I simply saw my new camera as a simple plaything, not much else. However, in 2008, around the time I had become 13, my brother, Gabinski, and I came across the famous internet celebrity Angry Video Game Nerd, or James Rolfe. While, over the years, I lost interest in his foul-mouthed schtick, I had, and continue to this day, a great appreciation for his aspirations to become a filmmaker (which was detailed in his inspirational video, Cinemassacre 200: youtube.com/watch?v=MiQE_Lb801U).
Thus, when I finally got my first digital camera after finishing my first year of high school, with my imagination going wild, I went on to make several comedic short films. Though certainly cringe-worthy, I have a soft-spot for these little vignettes, and view them as a necessary first step in my goal of improving my filming and editing skills.
What may bug some of the bourgeois of the filmmaking world is that I don't use Final Cut Pro, nor do I use Sony Vegas. Hell, I don't even have Adobe After Effects. Believe it or not, every single one of my films has been edited on iMovie (it's probably very obvious, really). But in the 5 or-so years that I've been making movies, I've become such a pro with the software that, quite frankly, I don't see any reason in shelling out $1000 for another editing program that, essentially, does exactly the same thing.
As long as you have decent sound and visuals, you're still accomplishing the most basic purpose of filmmaking: telling a story through motion picture. Just look at a movie like Thomas Vinterberg's Festen, and you'll see how a technologically basic, yet well written, movie can still be a more gripping and engaging experience than, say, Transformers 3 (with all its flashy visuals and stunning sound design).
Alright, that's enough rambling, I hope you take a liking to my films (let's hope I'm not talking to myself here).