Posted by simbeau at amif53l6y50zi.bc.hsia.telus.net on August 11, 2003 at 04:27:00:
In Reply to: Re: that depends posted by nogoodnick on August 11, 2003 at 04:08:45:
how much? It's like collecting antiques. Allways go for the best that you can afford to get the best return on your investment. If your editing budget is $2000 then think about the new JVC GR-HD1U. It's easily the most reasonably priced Dig-Cam out there that will get you great shots, hi-def frames pushing the quality to almost 16mm levels.
here's a link 4 U
The link is Canada based as that's where I am. You could consider doing what I'm doing. Find a camera operator that is young and has aspiritions of greatness and hire him cheap. Then let him rent the camera and become your DP. I am saving about 35% off my actual production budget by doing this and letting him use the contacts he has to get the best deal we can, and he gets the DP credit for him resume, while I retain creative control.
As for what camera we are using, it's still up in the air. We are working to get a loan of a 16mm from a local company. Am crossing my fingers as I have the raw stock donated already.
GL and I hope you found some wisdom in my rant somewhere.
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