Nice to e-meet you!
When I was 10 years old, I would write scripts and enlist my friends and family to shoot homemade movies (horror, drama, you name it) and I’d edit the tapes on my grandparents’ VCR. My first VFX shot was a horror film I made with my cousins. A man is standing at a mirror and puts his head in his hands. We cut the camera (no one move!), and when we roll again, a ghostly figure is standing behind him.
I’d say my knowledge has evolved a bit since then.