I am an 18-year-old German student.
My family, especially my uncle has brought me to filming and editing.
Since august 2011 I own a Canon Legria (US: Vixia) HF S200, and I buying additional gear gradually, like the DM-100 microphone and the Hague MMC before and maybe the WD-H58 wide converter in the future.
I'm cutting with Sony Vegas 11.0.
I think I can say that I know the basics of camera work and editing but I'm trying to get a little more professional with each video. Insofar, I do of course appreciate constructive criticism and fair comment on my videos.