It's been my experience that otaku are cheap, but otaku aren't cheap because they want to be. Otaku are cheap because they're broke, this all comes from first hand experience. I, and otaku as well, have to be selective in our spending. It has also been my experience that all otaku have one-time or another dream or dreamed about making their own anime.
The tools to make your own anime are out there, and they're FREE! My reaction in this order:
and cool. Apparently there are a group of anime fans that are attempting to create their very own anime using only free, open source software, they call it the Morevna Project. The Morevna Project website's about us page
"The main goal of Morevna Project is creation of full-lengthened anime movie, utilizing Open Source software only." -Morevna Project website
The main tools being used by those in the Morevna Project and the tools that you can use as well are the following:
All the software listed above rivals those proprietary software programs that people, especially otaku, can't afford. The one thing that otaku do not lack is talent. It's time to use that talent to create your very own anime. If that still seems to difficult for you, you can contribute to the Morevna Project, simply check out there website. Morevna Project Website
Below is the most recent production snapshot of the project so far, enjoy:http://www.youtube.com/v/-AQ8JyJWS7U&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=ru_RU&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash