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#1 John Young

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:15 PM

So I have a Canon HV20 that I use sometimes. I like the camera. It produces a nice image.
There have been many nice images produced by this camera.

I was reading some threads about cameras/equipment and how the talent felt about the production, specifically how talent didn't think to highly when faced with unprofessional looking equipment. I wonder if anyone ever cares about the independent film maker, who owns his own equipment, but doesn't own a complete Panavision setup.

Does the talent really care what kind of equipment is used? I mean, I have been seriously questioned on some of my lighting setups. Using PAR's... using DIY soft boxes when I needed something fast (Like plastic frames and some light weight material attached).

Anyhow, can using equipment that doesn't "look" professional effect the end result?
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:23 PM

People don't take you as seriously, often. I find it a bit better to dress up any camera with a matte box; plus it's a little useful. In truth, for lighting, I don't see the problem with PARs, I have 2 of my own, just incase.. and often we use some home-brew stuff. Basically, welcome to an industry about illusion ;) and presentation.
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