Which cameras and sound equipment are suitable?
August 14, 2007 5:40 AM Subscribe
Let's say I want to film an amateur, feature-length documentary. One can assume I'd use a digital camera for relative cheapness and expediency, but which cameras are good enough to do a professional-looking job? I'd be on a very tight budget. This does not take into account the sound equipment, but perhaps you could also comment on that?
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
What sort of digital camera do the professionals use when shooting digitally? Assuming excessive price, what might be some cheaper alternatives to the top-end products that would still provide decent enough resolution for a large screen, or a transfer to film format?
I have browsed the products at camcorderinfo.com, which go all the way up to about 14 grand. This and anything over a thousand dollars is out of reach. I would prefer to spend even less.
I will be using a fairly cheap tripod and I will improvise a steadicam for the necessary shots.
Lastly, (and perhaps most importantly), what is the viability of renting the appropriate equipment, i.e. a camera plus sound equipment plus (possibly) lighting apparatus?