Prioritizing your edit workflow is extremely important to ensure that the project you submit is one you're proud of. The real trick, is learning the difference between the quick touches that make big differences, and the time-consuming touches that casual viewers aren't even likely to notice.
I've dropped a couple of vids which show innovative ways to use your tripod to get shots beyond the standard 'Stand and Pan', 'Stand and Tilt'. Here's Derek Beck with some 'Tripod Tricks' to add to the list of thing you can do with your tripod from dramatic tilt zooms to using your 'pod as a steadycam rig.
Not long ago I posted a video with really cool tricks to make advanced camera moves with just a tripod or monopod by Jan Van Dermeer. Jan's back at it again and takes the camera crane movement to a whole other level with a small HD camera and a monopod. Unfortunately if you don't speak Dutch you're not going to understand a word he says. However, the use of the 'poorman's' camera crane are vividly illustrated as well as the parts needed to pull it off. Whether old pro or noob, I'm sure you'll be able to put this info to good use. Enjoy!
The Vidcast is Great I tune in every week to see the new tips and tricks. But...
I have a few suggestions: You need more Tricks, it seems to be repeating episodes, things like how to light this or that, how to present yourself or others at the camera, how to increase quality, what this means, what that is, and just some how to, and whats whats. Kinda Give us something we can use, not stuff that "might" be useful. Im not saying (well really writing) that you dont do that, but you just need to have more, make it more "full" I guess.