Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, and Audacity primarily.
What do you use to animate?
Most of my assets are photomanipulations made and animated in Photoshop with further animation done in Premiere Pro.
What TTS do you use?
Can you help me get (insert program here)?
Yes, but only if 1. You have a computer and 2. You're decently familiar with how to "install" software, protect yourself online, etc. Shoot me an e-mail: email@example.com
Who/what are you inspired by?
Jakov Burov, Jimmy Screamerclauz, Jack Stauber, John Waters, David Lynch, OCD, religous turmoil, LOCAL58, Cyriak, David Firth, Eric Andre, Harlan Ellison, Thanks Computer, Everything Is Terrible, Skycorp Home Video and the old internet.
How do you get your stuff on a CRT and back?
Using an HDMI to RCA converter. You can get a cheap one on Amazon (or the same one even cheaper on eBay.) I use this one. THESE ONES ARE CHEAP AND MIGHT BE DEFECTIVE. RESEARCH THE SELLER BEFORE PURCHASING. I use a regular one, NOT a 1080p one. The 1080p one will distort your image into a rectangle to preserve quality and won't look as good on a CRT, defeating the purpose.
I also use a capture card/vhs to pc converter. It basically digitizes VHS tapes. You can find these for cheap on Amazon and they usually come with capture software. Mine was 30 bucks but prices vary. I have this one.
The workflow for PC -- > VHS -- > PC basically entails combining these two things. Once you understand one you'll begin to understand the other.
How do you get the VHS effect?
See above. That will give you a better understanding. I basically make and edit the videos on PC before putting them onto a VHS tape and then running the VHS tape back into my computer. Basically you have to do both steps as described above using both tools + a VCR + a tv. There are infinitely more simple solutions using software plugins/overlays if you can't get the equipment or just aren't interested in doing it that way lol. My method involves a major drop in quality as well + the results are more unpredictable. If that's not your vibe, stick to editing software and the plethora of resources they've got.
I intend to do a more involved write-up or video tutorial of my process soon for those who do have the equipment and want to do what I do!
Where can I get a CRT/VCR/CAMERA?
Facebook Marketplace is a goldmine for cheap/free old tech. I got most of my CRT's from there for 10 dollars or less. All of my cameras were from thrift stores/friends/eBay. Expect to pay way more on eBay. Marketplace, flea markets, and thrift stores are your cheapest and best options.