I just registered on this website because I have a rather embarrassing query. I am a student from India currently in Canada studying the art of writing films, ie Script-writing.
I have zero technical knowledge but I harbor a desire to make my own film one day.
If I can make a film like Tarkovsky's Solaris or Ridley Scott's Alien, I would die a happy man.
It is currently snowing heavily in Ottawa and the atmosphere is ethereal. To make things worse I chanced upon the trailer for Mallick's Tree of Life. I want to make something right now ! It does not have to be a proper short even, just a few shots in HD of things I consider artistic like snow capped trees or a frozen pond next to my house.
I borrowed a Sony digicam and a tripod from my college and shot a few scenes which looked amateurish. I have been wanting to upgrade to a HD camcorder for sometime, since the price is at an all time low but I am confused about the choices. Budget is also an issue and I do not want to spend more than 250 CAD $.
One more thing- I am illiterate as far the technical jargon goes therefore I usually look for cameras which are compact and basic-point and shoot.
Let me put it this way....Would this Kodak camcorder suffice if I wish to create the feel I saw in The Tree of life trailer(or Tarkovsky's Solaris) ?
Tree of life trailer(check the tree scene at 0.19-0.21)
and this is the camera:
Thanks a ton.
Edited by Rishi Jha, 08 January 2011 - 04:11 PM.