Let me begin by saying that I AM NOT affiliated in any way, shape or form with the company that produces these DvDs. I am simply a purchaser, who would like to make a recommendation. About 4 months back I undertook to complete my frostfire map with a few custom models. I did a bunch of research on the internet to learn XSI. I did not do too bad, but my models were simple and took tons of time to complete. After having major difficulty getting my textures to work properly (although I eventually did), I gave up on modeling, believing it should be left to those with training. A few weeks back, I decided to give it another shot, but this time with professional help. I acquired the Digital Tutors: Introduction to XSI DvD and followed along with the tutorial. In the 6 hours of instruction the DVD provides, my modeling took a light speed step ahead of where I was before. The DVD illustrates the techniques in simple, easy to understand language that the beginner can follow along with. I went from having trouble making a coke can look right, to being able to create the tutorial jet ski-doo with ease. If you're having trouble at this point doing modeling, I would highly recommend picking up the DVD from digital tutors. I plan on getting some of the more advanced videos to continue on with my training.