Cool man! For sound, you need to use an editor like Cool Edit Pro or Sound Forge, to reduce the hiss as you increase the gain. Thats the job I'm doing on that low budget feature right now. Checking levels, and reducing hiss. You can also 'loop' or dub the sound agagin with the actors. All you would need then is a good mike, and a way to record. you can use Tape, but it has inherant hiss, DAT (hard to get ahold of) or even your computer if its quiet, and you set the settings to 16bit 44k mono. Then you would just import the sound and drop it into place. It takes a bit of time and some pratice, but in the end its worth it. The distributor of that LBF said he couldnt believe how good it sounded now, and that he didnt think it could be done that well. (yes, it stroked my ego a bit ) For your next shoot, you will want to get at least an external mike (shotgun prefered) and place it on a boom (broomhandle and duct tape) as close to the actors as possable without being in frame, and then plug it into the camera. Listen to it through headphones to see if the level is satisfactory, and have at it. That should save you the need for looping (unless you get alot of A/C noise or trucks planes etc,) and save alot of time in the edit booth. You can also do the above and use a Nagra or a DAT if you can get your hands on either that is the best way to go. You will record it to the computer via the RCA jacks or if your lucky enough to have Digital audio on both your comp and the DAT, you can go there. Good luck!!! feel free to ask me for any help ya might need.