OK, thanks everyone who replied.
I have purchased a Rode VideoMic and had a little time to experiment. So I have the that figured out - except I forget to turn on the mic about half the time - LOL.
I will say, the mic has a shock mount but it seems a little fragile.
I am going to Denver for four day to shoot video and stills for Jennifer's street painting, at the Denver Chalk Art Festival.
My game plan is:
1. Camera Movie settings>>manual>>yes.
2. Manual focus, obviously
3. I have a fluid head and I plan to rig one of my daughter's kids skateboard for a "make do" low dolly.
4. I have a second camera a D90, that I will shoot still and time lapse with.
5. I have a list of about 10 shots as "must gets."
I will see how I do.
The last time I posted a link to my amatuerish effort, I go called on the rug by forum management to never post one of Jennifer's videos here again, so I don't know how I will share...........
Again, thanks everyone.