I need some direction. I've had some experience with MS movie maker. I'm looking for stepping it up with some real software, especially something that has a filter that will take my iPhone videos look old-ish, like an 8 mm aged home movie. Any thoughts?
One of the best tools I use is
You can apply effects such as a black & white effect to turn your pictures to black-and-white (or there is a similar Sepia effect)
You can also add old time grain/lines/dust & general old-film type effects.
You also apply one or more of these effects to a clip
I have looked around because that is a wonderful Idea, but unfortunately all I could find was for the after effects, and a app for the iPhone. http://www.raindance.org/site/index.php?aid=5349 http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/old_film_look/ http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/iphone/isupr8-a-video-recorder-of-vintage-8mm-film-for-iphone.xhtml
This is some information on linux film editing software.
I hope I helped but the overall answer no. Not for linux. Unless you can get after effects to work.