I am looking at all these 15+ year old video producing mac users and all I can say is wow. I have been making movies in iMovie for a little while now but I want to make Indie Films (or whatever they are called) good indie films. But, I have some problems: As typing this I sound REALLY REALLY snobby and spoiled. Tell me if you think I am spoiled or snobby. 1) Computer: My Mac Mini G4 is great, but runs very slow when even using iMovie. I want at least a better mac mini or maybe an iMac or a decent macbook but my dad is NEVER going to buy it for me and I can't make that kind of money. I don't get an allowance and I live in Japan, but don't speak Japanese and there are no lawns to mow. How do I make money? 2)Cameras: I have a very nice Sony DCR-TRV310 that was my dad's a long (not to long ) time ago. I have been using it for a couple years and really destroyed it, it works, but it is in almost two pieces it is so bashed up. My dad gave it to me, reluctantly, 6 months ago. I have noticed that video is fuzzy and the very top of the screen looks like it is playing on an old tape in an old VCR (when in iMovie). I also don't have a tripod. Bad. Is that a good way to start my career? 3)Skill: My video editing skills are not that great. I get really frustrated in iMovie. I want to learn, but how...? 4)Software: iMovie. It is for home movies. Not for what I want to do. SUre iMovie is great, but even with my little skill I feel like I am outgrowing it. I also use pulpmotion, which is cool, but... sometimes I even use keynote. Bla 5) Space: In Colorado I had a big desk, in my room to spread out all my junk, now the only room we have is in the kitchen\eating area. Leaving my drives and other junk out for a week really ticks my parents off. 6) Time: How do I make films and deal with school? 7) Crew: My friend in colorado was a great actress and script writer (or, er.. improviser) and we made funny films. Unfortunately I lost that tape. Here I can't find anybody to help me. I will try again when back in school. If you have some suggestions on how I can make money, get better at editing, manage my time, or be less spoiled please tell me. Thanks!!