I got put into TV Production at my school and I fell in love with video making. (Rising Senior in high school) I love making videos for my school morning show and now that school is coming to a close, I really need to buy my own camera to make videos over summer vacation. I have no idea what type to get. My price range is anywhere up to about $1000-$1200 for everything. One major thing is that I'm very new so I don't know how to work with audio or lighting well at all. I need a camera that will provide good audio and lighting without too much work on my part because I really don't know the best ways to control that. My goal is to make short films and just small clips to practice different effects. (Editing is my real passion, but I enjoy directing and recording as well) So, what should I get? A high end consumer camera or a low end professional camera? And I don't know if I should get one that uses film or just a built in digital memory. At school I used a digital one. Please help and ask questions if it will help you help me! Thank you everyone!