I'm a total newb when it comes to video editing. In fact, the only video editor i've ever used was Windows Movie Maker, which i think is much easier to use than I-Movie... That being said, i am on a mac now, and i've tried Final Cut Express, and i dont like how i have to render everything all the time. So i am looking for an alternative editing software thats easy to use, and also where i can do the requested effect. What would the effect be called? the CLOSEST video i could find at the moment to best describe what i'm asking is this youtube music video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcojbNbRq4c notice how its dark, and grungy?