" After thinking about it over the weekend, and reading your responses, I think it will be easier to use my school's recording studio. That way we have an engineer who will know how to get it sounding proper. " As soon as a shoot requires more than two microphones and a single camcorder, it gets very involved very quickly. Sooner or later you're going to have to bring in others who have specialized expertise and trust them to deliver. I had a friend in Austin who was experimenting with the idea of being able to record a live band directly to DVD and to sell the DVD to the band before they " got away ". He quickly learned that lighting was a massive problem; that a one camera static shot was more than boring; and that a feed from the PA console wasn't always reliable.