Good morning... I am Andrea, and I am beginning my move into documentary filmmaking after over a combined 36 years in freelance investigative journalism, travel writing and photography, ghost-writing, book creation and writing, textile design, art, and more. My husband and I worked together to create a presentation for a private event we arranged for former air cadets who attended one of many training camps in southern Alberta, Canada, and my work was so much appreciated that over 200 people wanted a copy of the "documentary" as they called it. It dawned on me that this was a path that I should pursue. Together, we are working in our evenings, after work (his) and teaching (I teach during the day) to research a number of amazing ideas and have created a corner of our basement for our pop-up studio for filming work. I am not saying a lot at this point, as we are keeping the topics hush-hush, but we are looking at a travel series, a course, and an expansion of the original documentary that we made. We are working at this point with a much loved Canon 60D (thank God for live-view!), a Manfrotto tripod, a Chromakey green screen, and a Rode, camera-top microphone. And for anyone who has had issues with the Rode basic interview, camera-top microphone, with clicking and hissing on the audio, we tried all the attempts by others to eliminate it, but found it less time-consuming to simply clean the audio up with Audacity software. We are also using a collection of different art and video softwares to give us the look and affects that we want. Despite its controversy across the Internet, if you have a good imagination, VideoMakerFX can be a useful tool from a design and marketing perspective. Otherwise, Videopad, Wavepad, etc. and HitFilm4 Pro are proving very helpful. I could go on, but I have found a good combination of softwares that I have not got space to mention here, that are allowing us to create and make our imagined ideas real. Hope to chat with you all at some point. The best part about this journey we are on is that we are always continuing to learn something knew.