Thanks for the reply. I found the transition from short films to something longer a big learning curve - but hugely rewarding. As for your 'gritty' project, I'd say make a start and have a go.
At different times throughout the making of My DDR T-Shirt, I wondered if it would ever get finished. At these times, I used to console myself with knowing that making a documentary about a subject you're into is a great way to learn. Even if the film never happens, you've learnt about the subject and learnt a bit more about interviewing, production and filmmaking generally.
If you like, I'd happily send you one of the preview copies. Just go to My DDR T-Shirt Hompage and email me your postal address. This offer goes to anyone but I can't guarantee to send one to everyone who asks.
On another note, can anyone recommend a good way to export a 55 minute film for web? Should I break it into chapters or leave it as one? And can anyone recommend screen resolutions, formats and bit rates?
By the way, the signature below shows my old hardware set up. It wasn't able to handle My DDR T-Shirt. When I rediscover how to change this info, I'll change it!
AMD Sempron 2500, 1gb RAM, 120gb and 80gb hard drives. All editing done on Magix Movie Edit Pro 2004.