Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:40 AM
Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:26 AM
I'd buy a camera that you want to use for the photography you want to do other than just this, a compact camera can be good enough location hunting stills.
The DP should be personally visiting these locations during the recce and they'll be checking for the lighting then.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:13 AM
Also, never forget, you're not so much so buying a camera, as a lens system in stills. As you start to accrue lenses you get tied into one manufacturer for a long time, so choose wisely. I went Nikon, and haven't regretted it yet (well, ok, maybe for the vDSLR video.. but for stills, never!)
Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:05 PM
I wouldn't really recommend 35mm for this though. Really any camera with a zoom lens is best, so you can adjust for perspectives called for in the script. (If you have a 200mm prime and the storyboard has a lot of wide angle shots. . .)
It's really just about showing the framing possible, or a general layout of the location overall, not creating a work of art. It's like taking crime scene photos.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:48 PM
Edited by Brent Toombs, 20 September 2010 - 05:49 PM.