Which camera would YOU choose to shoot with?
Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:56 PM
You will be shooting a 20-30 min. short film over the course of one week on the Greek island of Ios. Almost all of the film will be daytime exteriors around a secluded classic Greek white home on the beach. There will be no dialogue. There will be a lot of movement (dance) by the characters. You will have no true camera assistant. Your lighting control will consist only of planning out where and when to shoot based on the location of the sun, and possibly some homemade bounces, flags, and diffusion (think bed sheets and shower curtains). You will not have access to electricity most of the day. The budget is obviously modest.
Now, assume you want the following asthetic ...
You want it to be 16X9. You want to embrace the contrast to an extant but want to be able to read both the faces and the background lanscape when backlit by the sun (sure, you can use low-con or ultra-con filters). You want the character movement to appear dynamic. You want high textural detail. You want saturated colors -- especially in the blues.
hopefully this is enough detail for you to choose a camera you would prefer to shoot this on.
I've done my research on all the cameras listed in the topic description. Not suprisingly, none of them seem to me to be PERFECT for this. They all have their benefits and drawbacks. I think I'm close to a decision on one of them, but curious to see what you all out there would choose and WHY!!
Could make for some interesting debate as all of these cameras seem to better suited for various situations.
So, which would it be for THIS situation.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:26 AM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:06 AM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 12:46 PM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:35 PM
I would feel safest with the long loads of the JVC hd100.
I've heard bad stuff from the guys at the post house about this camera -- like you can't capture HD or something. Anyone know anything about that?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:02 PM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:07 PM
I assume you mean "in the absence of access to a 1080p camera".
Not only is 720p real high definition but it is the best high definition.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:26 PM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:21 PM