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#1 Huey Oneil

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

Hello,
I am an indépendant editor with some filming experience. I am looking into making a documentary on something about Commercial Connection pilots, or something on how small airlines such as Bahamas Air. The documentary would be about the stresses and life of a pilot. If I were to go on how a small airline how they function. To get to the point, I am looking for a durable camera that can be taken places. I want it to have the versatility (ex. Using it for interviews and taking into the cockpit to shoot the flight). I have no preference on whether it should be shoulder mounted or handheld. If you have any suggestions for a camera please respond.

P.S. If you have any other documentary suggestions please tell me. And if anyone knows what hiring a narrator would cost for a 1 1/2 hour documentary.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

No budget limitation???
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:09 AM

No budget limitation???

Well if possible below $10,000
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

http://www.cinematog...er&fromsearch=1
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=56323&st=0&p=371409&hl=camer&fromsearch=1

That is not quite what I am looking for. I am looking for something more of a pure bread video camera. Not DSLR and I don't want it to use Nikon Lenses (As mentioned in the feed). If it is really needed for my application I can possibly go up in price to maybe 30K at the most. But as the other feed said the lower the better. What do you think about the Ikegami HDS-V10/E GFCAM Tapeless HD Camcorder? If there is anything better at a cheaper price I am open to suggestions, but please read the top to see what I really need thank you. (I am also looking for a price on a narrator)
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

In that thread the FS100 (and soon to be released FS700). I shoot documentary style stuff with the FS100 and have a Nikon adapter as well as a PL. Also can use canon lenses or Sony.

For narration, maybe try voices.com
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

It has not been released yet, but how about the Black Magic Cinema Camera? Their add is on this page. At least on paper, it seems to be a winner.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

In that thread the FS100 (and soon to be released FS700). I shoot documentary style stuff with the FS100 and have a Nikon adapter as well as a PL. Also can use canon lenses or Sony.

For narration, maybe try voices.com

Thank you. I will look into that camera and narrative site.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:50 PM

It has not been released yet, but how about the Black Magic Cinema Camera? Their add is on this page. At least on paper, it seems to be a winner.

Thank you...I am looking into that now too.
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