I have been coming to MR for a while, mainly this section. I was hoping to get some advice on how to shoot an action movie. Some details first: 1. editing on MP quad core w/ FCP 3 suite 2. using canon HV30's to shoot with, four total 3. limited budget 4. Slew of actors and people in my video program willing to help 5. My experience has been in music videos, documentaries, and promo videos but I have never made a movie from script to finish. 6. video will be about 10 minutes long 7. test footage from now til DECEMBER then full shooting in JAN to MARCH 8. I have a fight choreographer. I have a classmate working on SFX in AE and I will be doing the editing, directing and shooting (3 other cameramen too). My class has been relegated to shooting news broadcast multicam stuff and mini-docs, so the people involved are pumped to do something fun. The script (yet to be made) will be by me and everyone is cool following my lead as I have the most experience in the video field. SO... I am curious about: 1. make up. when and when not to use it. 2. 60i and 24p. The hv30 can do both, when to use each one? 3. shooting order. Do I shoot the script from start to finish as a nOOb? 4. tapes. how to keep order when shooting 4 cameras for action stuff. 5. syncing. do you using those clicker things to sync with? 6. fake night time. these cameras arent best for low light. how do you fake night? 7. mics. I have a seinhausser G3 wireless, a seinhassuer shot gun (# unknown) and a bayerdynamic shotgun (model unknown). with some poles and sound guy, will that be enough? 8. tips from your first movie? this will be a revisted thread for me as I will be shooting for the next 8 months.