That's some great advice Scott, Thanx for sharing brother.
I followed Skutter in here to give my .02, lol.
Its true, just take the idea and run with it. Visualize your concept, figure out how to make that concept get out of your head and into the real world. Once ya get that first step accomplished, it kinda just rolls from there.
There's bound to be lots of peeps on this te that can offer ideas, asstance or just good old fashioned encouragement. By all means though, just don't give up !
If you need any questions answered I can certainly do my best to help ! Editing, effects, etc. I'm no pro, but I have knowledge I am willing to share for sure.
Dunno how receptive the forum is to outde links and stuff, so if the links below are not cool. mods please just remove them or whatever :
there's some resources out there that may be useful, and they're FREE !http://www.sonnyboo.com/downloads/filmmaker.htm
and my fave right now, Celtx, free scriptwriting software.http://celtx.com/