There was a point when I looked into film production as a career, chiefly by starting my own production company, even going so far as to acquiring FCP when it first released along with some production equipment. I had done some work, but it was a lack of people resources that kept me from getting too far, so I put everything down and went forward with more stable ventures. That was about ten years go but I have still dabbled here and there in video and audio production as I got into multimedia for educational products.
Now, I really just want make videos of my kid(s), if only for the fact that my out-of-state and out-of-America family (which is pretty much everyone) has been practically begging for more videos. Using iMovie is a real drag, to me at least, I think because my first work with video was using Final Cut Pro. Using FCP compared to iMovie is a completely different mindset, one where I actually felt overly-guided in iMovie. I have read from a couple different sources speculation as to why FCPX wasn't released as a new version of FCP Express or a prosumer version of iMovie. It's an interesting point, and I have been wondering just how valid that really is.
Therefore, I would like to give this a go, should I qualify. I have a couple months before classes start again, and I would love a copy of FCP to work with for the benefit of familial relations and Ask Different promotion.