aha yes good point:)
i have a question :)
The images you are using in this article of 'lawyers' from film and tv shows-
did you license the images? Or they are considered fair use?
the short answer is no;) The longer answer is - until you have a body of work large enough to pull material from to make a reel, show what you have for now. Recognize that potential clients may turn you away for that reason, but just go for it.
that was my experience exactly. i tried Fcx after a decade of FC7, hated it, switched to premiere, and still miss 7.
It's not clear to me what path you are on, but whatver it is, the camera you own has nothing to do with it. If you want to direct, write something amazing and find a great student DP to execute. If you want to DP, assist a great DP and do the best job ever. OR work in a rental house, and on your day off (after a few months working there) you can play with all the cool toys you ever dreamed of.
The director is an old friend of mine and staying at my house while she is in nyc for the film festival. Any more questions for her let me know :) I was so excited for her to get into tribeca! I shot her first movie on a Canon XL-1 ages ago.