Hi I am 15 and a proud owner of a mac. We have never had a PC in the house, and with my dad an illustrator and photographer it has kind of brought me into a creative position. I know on mac osx Final Cut Studio is the big pro software many major film companies use in producing their films. I bought Final Cut Express shortly ago and I am currently getting to grips with it quite well. I am interested in maybe becoming a film editor in future. I have always loved films, all the films I buy that come with special features I watch and see Macbook Pros and Apple Cinema Displays all over the place, they seem popular in this industry. Although to get a taster whats some good programs I can use to get the grips of 3d animation, texture painting and compositing with? Also just for preference and interest, what software do the major companies use for those things? Thanks, any help much appreciated.