In this question I asked you to help me become an Inspector Gadget filmmaker. You succeeded. Well, now I want you to help me pimp my camera. (budget around $15,000)
Filming street performers. This means we'll have very little control over the light levels, and have to shoot in proper run-and-gun style. Shooting for web and hopefully TV.
We've got two cameras:
This is the primary camera, looks amazing, and costs a bunch. I'm bringing:
64GB of p2 cards (2 x 16 and 1 x 32)
Is there anything else I need to pimp this camera?
Canon Rebel t2i
Our secondary camera, used for closeups and low light, and also for when we have to be discreet about filming. We're going to use this
stabiliser for the DSLR. More importantly, though, which lenses do I need?
We're planning on getting this 50mm f1.8
one, as it's cheap and versatile. ($120). As we're taking mostly video, is it worth (as suggested in this post
) to fork out for the more expensive 35mm f/2
($360) or Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
And then what? We want a telephoto lens, something that's really good in low light, and a wide angle lens. We want to bring as few lenses as possible — 3 max. Say, 1 prime (50mm), 1 zoom and 1 wide angle.
I fell in love with the canon ef 24mm f/1.4 usm
lens after seeing this
video. But can't seem to find version one online (only version 2, and that's upwards of $1,600). It's amazing and I want one :)
So, after some research (e.g., this post
from 2007). Was wondering whether there were any updates since then. So, here's a list:
EF 24-70mm f/2.8
Canon EF 24 - 105 mm f/4
Canon efs 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
Canon ef 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L wide angle lens
Canon EF 16-35 mm
We'll get a couple of memory cards and batteries for it, and then...
What a huge and impossible to fathom task it has been to try to learn about mics online. Too much choice and varying opinions. Is it wrong of me to want really simple answers to really complicated questions (yes).
I don't want to spend much more than $1,000 on audio. I know it's important I get good stuff, so if I'm really convinced I need it, I will spend more.
So, a lavelier wireless system. Which?
A shotgun mic, attached to the HPX 170.
Then what? Is it a good idea to avoid carrying a boom mic?
But then what do I need to get the audio from the mics recorded on the video (without having to sync it up later). And I've heard of phantom energy - which mics are compatible with the HPX170?
A light, inexpensive tripod and monopod
A light reflector disc?
What filters should I bring for my cameras?
MY TOTAL BUDGET FOR THIS PAGE IS ABOUT $15,000! There is a little lee-way. But where should I spend, and where should I save?
Any and all help appreciated. Thanks!