Alright I'm making a short film as a total novice in filming but I'm a fast learner. I will be directing the film as well as shooting the film with my Canon 550D. I have made a list of stuff I already have/stuff I need. I just need some advice so I can make this film very well....So far me and my 4 other guys who will be shooting/putting this together have some unofficial roles to disperse the work. I'm directing, shooting and compiling, and I've got a guy who's good with color grading (He uses a MacBook with Final Cut Pro 9, is their any issues with sharing work flow if I'm using FCP X?) and Ive got a guy who can edit. We will be shooting low light/medium light stuff in an abandoned cement factory (once we get the permits and all our actors set!) but we will be shooting with ISO's <1600 to avoid grainy video and if we need to go higher I'm not too sure about portable lighting....Not sure are lens are fast enough for extreme low light but we could always improvise. The stuff we have combined is: -3x Canon 550D/T2i's w/ 3x 18-55mm (F/3.5) lens + a 70-255mm lens (F/4) -1x Canon 500D/T1i unknown lens with low F stop (have not seen the guys cam yet) -*2 Shot gun mics -*1x Boom Rig for DSLR -1x Boom rig for shot gun mics -Pretty much unlimited tripods of every type -1x Homemade DSLR Video stabilizer -1x 2010 MacBook Pro loaded with Final Cut Pro X -1x 2009 MacBook loaded with Final Cut Pro 9 -1x Limited Access to 12 Core Mac Pro at school *Denotes the fact we have access to it but do not own it so no guarantees Anyways the film will have some dialog which concerns me since DSLR audio sucks a big one and none of us have any dedicated audio recording equipment...Will the shotgun mics make up for lack of audio recording stuff? Also if I were to get wireless mics and hook the receiver(s) up to our MacBooks could I use audacity to capture the voices instead of something like the H4n? Is there anything major that I am missing? I have music already and everything I need I think for post processing but I want to make sure the capture is perfect to avoid post processing nightmares like crappy sound/image, etc. Would it be worth it to rent/borrow someones 5D MkII for a day?