For me, a few appropriately placed curse words here and there are okay and realistic, but what I find now is wall-to-wall foul language and to me it shows lack of creativity. You watch old films and rarely, if ever, any cursing. Just watched The Third Man and not one curse word. Yes, it was a different time, but I think people were more articulate back then. Now, it is just non-stop cursing and for me, it is pandering to the lowest denominator. If I hear an F-bomb in the first five minutes of a film, I usually suspect intellectual laziness and pandering.
Although it is a ton of work to do everything yourself, it is the best way to learn the entire process. Your first few that you do by yourself might not be the greatest, but each one should be better than the one before it. I found it nearly impossible to find reliable crew, so for my first film, I ended up doing nearly everything myself. We put the mics on overhead boom stands, bought all our food at Costco, and kept our locations to a minimum. The hardest part was actually editing the film.
If you watch the Make Your Own Damn Movie series, they give a lot of great tips about how to shoot films on a shoe string. I was surprised to see how rigorous the casting process is for Troma. They call the actors back several times and use that process deliberately to screen out the unmotivated. I didn't have that much of a problem with the actors, but had many problems with crew.
From the comments, it doesn't sound like it is ready for Prime Time yet. I tried using it a couple of versions ago when it first tried to become an NLE, and it didn't go well at all. It seems like it could take years for them to develop a truly awesome NLE and I hope they do, but it doesn't sound like this is it yet.
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The Roland R-26 is a very good recorder. I compared the Tascam DR-100 MK III to it and found it no better in terms of noise. This was not a scientific test, just a test using the same microphone and pre-amp, and to my ears and according to the read outs, the Roland had less noise, despite all the specs from Tascam touting a good signal-to-noise ratio. The Tascam is also a battery hog and will require external battery power to make it more than an hour, if that, especially if it is running phantom power. I would say the Tascam is a good recorder, but not better than the Roland. I've had the Roland for two years and it is still working fine. I saw a review on Amazon for the Tascam and the reviewer noted the XLR release button on his broke within months and the repair was not covered under warranty. I've also had the Zoom recorder and the R-26, IMHO, is vastly superior to it, not only in terms of usability but in terms of S/N ratio.
Hollywood Camera Work has an excellent DVD series about camera movement and blocking. You should check it out. I think you can order for online viewing at a reasonable rate.