« on: July 27, 2012, 08:20:53 PM »
These aren't made in Japan?! Must be rubbish.
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@pdirestajrQuoteRod & Rail system, follow-focus unit, gears, matte-box, external audio recorder, more support rigs
Don't quite agree.
I'd suggest doing some serious research on shooting video with a DSLR first. The main reason these "stills" cameras have become so popular in the "film" world is because of the sensor size, beautiful image quality & availability of so many lenses. What you don't hear so much about is ALL the workarounds needed to accomplish that feat.
You'll also need to invest in: proper stabilization (to avoid jittery images), fluid tripod-head (to help with rolling shutter), an optical/ electronic viewfinder (you need to focus manually off the LCD screen), tons of memory cards (they fill up REALLY FAST at 1080p), batteries (they die fast while on live view), external mic (so you don't hear every little touch of the camera), ND filters (to get the shutter speed down to the proper setting)...
And that is just the bare essential. Then to take it to the next level:
Rod & Rail system, follow-focus unit, gears, matte-box, external audio recorder, more support rigs, and then all the post production needs...
It gets expensive.
With the exception of a viewfinder ($30 on ebay) and ND filters, all of that stuff is needed for just about any film or video work with any camcorder. Film-making is expensive no matter what cameras you are using - but DSLR's let you get better images for less money.
I think the t3i is a great choice for somebody just starting out in video production, espescially narrative film-making. Add a few decent lenses (50mm f/1.4 is a great starting point) and you can get started producing great images.
Would you mind sharing the info on how you got this shot? Did you any strobes etc?
Thank you...nothing special just a 60D and a 430EXII flash on a flexible tripod and some CS to get the blues.. it was a pretty dark and stormy day... Of course it's far from perfect but I try to learn from every shot so next time I'll position the light higher The young lady - Alicia - is my fiance, (thank you again) just starting in modeling so we're trying to put together a book for her..