September 26, 2014 at 7:08PM

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Camera and Gear for 2K?

I own nothing and no pretty much zip about camera and gear. I want to start shooting short films as well as a "The Office" type comedy. Again I have a budget of 2K. Please help.:)

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That is a toughie. I don't know much about ENG type lenses and stuff, but maybe you can get the same sort up "punch in zoom effect" that they use for comedic emphasis, with a parfocal (meaning it won't go out of focus when you zoom in) lens?

I believe the Nikkor AIS 80-200 F4 is parfocal, and those could be had for pretty cheap! Pick yourself up a used DSLR, good mic (Rode NTG2 is the one I have), some LED's for quick setup, and start away!

Also remember, the first season or two of the office looked pretty bad, but it was the content that made it popular. Focus on content!

October 15, 2014 at 8:26PM

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Matt Bastos
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Blackmagic pocket camera, Rode NTg-1 and follow focus cheap :D

October 17, 2014 at 8:21AM

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Rag├╝el Cremades
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