May 5, 2016 at 5:27AM
Does BMPCC fit a TV commercial job? So what does?
I was never aiming to shoot commercials, but one friend saw stuff I made and wanted me to shoot a commercial for his international education company. He already has a plan set up to show the commercial on Youtube adds and inside the universities all over the city, so as you can imagine, that is quite some responsibility.
Now, he also wanted to put it on the air (TV), but i said my equipment is certainly way behind their requirements.
Basically, I decided I should do that to see how my stress will affect my vision and directing. I am buying some new way better equipment for this, like new stabilizer, new lights and etc.
My questions are:
1) Since my camera is BMPCC, would it fit the job? Considering I have all the rigs, batteries and have independent audio recording system (basically, essential stuff for this camera to work properly). So would the plain quality of BMPCC's video be enough for a good commercial for at least Youtube and to show on screens in buildings?
2) What are the requirements for TV commercials? What cameras are fit to do the job? My other friend owns a big professional commercial company and they film everything in huge studios on RED, but he says its an overkill and they have REDs just because they can and it is kind of a standard if you want to look professional in the business (he has no idea how to shoot on anything but RED or what the requirements are, he just does business, so I'm asking all of you...and their commercials are so old-school 90s I do not want any advice from their directors)
Thank you for sharing your experiences.