Adobe Premiere with Adobe After Effects will do the job. The CS3 bundle sells for about 1,600 bucks and it includes Photo shop and other creative programs. I love using it and in a couple of weeks I'll be showing a trailer for the documentary "FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS" that will star the Pinoy Reenactors and surviving Philippine Scouts soldiers and officers.
I totally missed these youtube links posted by Ray until now. Thanks for posting it. They could easily have been Phil. Scouts in Bataan. The terrain and vegetation are the same as in the PI.
A very good effort on the anime as well.
Mark, good eye on the jungle carbine.
What if we do something about it? What if we film a movie short project... a proof of concept. Just 5 minutes long. Doesn't have to be a battle scene. If nothing more than just for fun and our own entertainment.
Why not? The 501st Legion and the Star Wars Imperials have been doing great fan films w/c have become very famous because they're very well produced and hilariously scripted - TROOPS and IMPS:The Relentless. I saw a documentary on Discovery before about Chinese collectors who did a WW2 re-enactment movie. There's no reason that Filipinos can't do the same. With a good script I'm sure it'll make good :-)
We could post suggestions here and bounce around script ideas and go for it ;-)