Try as I might, I still have not found a site for finding video shorts and discussing techniques, style, the craft of filmmaking. I’m going to add more as I go.
Here’s what I’ve found so far. Atomfilms Blog gives a fairly good discussion of new shorts added to atomfilms. The quality of atomfilms is very high, but their interface and navigation is terrible! Tryavoidance is a filmmaker’s weblog.
Other things to blow my video production budget: a wide angle lens (ranging from $150-600!), XLR Adaptors (150-400$), Lens Shoe (100$?), anamorphic lens for widescreen. (for the vx2100–might be the reason I vote against it)