I recently tried my hand at a mini-Documentary style movie for the Avid 60-second competition. It was my first go at this style of movie-making and although my effort wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, I enjoyed making it and I learned some lessons along the way. For a while now I've been figuring out what types of movie projects I'd like to do and since I enjoy watching documentaries and short-films more than blockbusters these days, I'm considering documentary style projects. They'd most likely be locally based to start with, perhaps selling on footage to news casters if I can't make anything of the event myself. Does this sound like a good approach? Onto the more techy stuff:- I've worn out a couple of the control button's on my JVC DVP7 mini-DV camera, I'm on the look out for a new video camera. I liked the portability of the DVP7, but will I need to consider a larger camera, like the Canon GL or XL series? I'd want something with an analogue input for a lipstick cam. I've been using FCP5 for a while and Final Cut Studio is on my wish-list. Although I'd like to get my hands on a PowerMac, I think I'll have to stick with my iMac for now, putting my money into a new camera. There's no point having a flashy editing machine, if I've nothing to edit, right? Any advice gratefully received; approaches, training, readings, hardware, legal, funding?