Hey guys. I am new to the forum here, so I hope I am posting this in the right place. I am currently working on building a small studio for both audio and video productions. I started off with tinker toy type programs on my PC like Pinnacle, and have made my way up. I have no pro training, just what I have been asking on forums and reading in books. I guess it would be a home studio I am building, but I would like to go above that some what, and I hope I am in the right direction at this time. I kind of want to fill in some of the experience people on here with what I have purchased already to see if I am doing alright. I am always learning something new, and I hope some of you can continue that learning process for me. I have never taken any classes on this stuff, pretty much self taught and picked up a few things when I was in my metal band the last 6 years recording in studios. I have a PC setup for my studio. I am waiting for MY new pc to be built witch is directed to video production, but audio also comes with that, but until then I am currently working on another recently built PC a relative put together. Dual Core AMD processor, 2 gigs of ram, windows XP pro with Service Pack 2, ect. I have been recording an audio project recently, learning as I go along. I also am into video production, but again I am all pretty new at all of this. I am a Sony Creative Software user. I have had very little to no crashing issues with any of their programs, and they are great powerful tools. I learn something new with every one each time I use it, and I am buying the Seminar Series training DVDs Sony made for them software. I have purchased pretty much every major pro piece of software Sony has. Acid Pro 6, Vegas Pro 8, Cinescore, Sound Forge, the works (with experience with past versions of these programs). Here is some of the gear I am using: -Line 6 USB guitar interface with Gearbox plugins to record guitar tracks (no amps required and what not). -Presonus 1394 Fire wire audio interface (going to be updating this to a (larger interface with more inputs). -Samson 40 watt monitors for mixing (easy purchase to get me up and running). -Waves plugins from their Diamond Bundle to their Musicians Bundle for FX and mastering (although I know nothing about mixing and mastering properly right now). -And to start off, I bought a cheap MXL V63M Studio Condenser studio mic. I am currently looking at Buying a Canon GL2 Video camera to start off with video production. I am currently setting up 2 indy film type projects and I am totally new to it. I have experience with editing and DVD authoring for family/wedding videos, but would like to cross over into film making. I was wondering what would be some good tips from anyone here or even websites, books, DVDs, anything that could help me out. Especially with the best way to recording actors dialog when shooting for a film. I know this is a lot for a first post, but I am trying to learn everything I can before I start taking on more projects. Please help, and thanks in advanced.