For those of us in the South East (of England), this http://www.productionshow.com might be worth going along to (to pretend we know what we're chattin' about).
I think I would feel totally outclassed.
No you wouldn't.
A lot of these shows are full of wannabes pretending to be something they ain't anyway, so the chances are you know just as much as them, have as much chance of buying as them but are probably more honest than them!
It's like going to the motor show, you have fun looking at the goodies, listening to the seminars and then collecting as many freebies as you can!
See you there!
Just remember to take £4 for a coffee
Marc, This show might prove to be an ideal ground for trying out some of those stabilisation systems and steadicams.
edit: Now registered. See you there!