Currently directing a film called Grandma Werewolf
Follow the progress at https://www.facebook.com/GrandmaWerewolf/
I think this is a drastic oversimplification. Also, why is everyone so against blockbusters? Honestly, the problem with a lot of arthouse/drama films is that they don't keep your attention. Even bad super-hero movies have a quick enough pace, enough actions and a couple jokes to keep your attention.
...But the quality of gear you have needs to match the quality of your clients. If your booking high end gigs and have cheap gear, you'll feel limited or the client might feel like you're unprofessional. If your gear is higher end than your clients can afford, you'll just be stomaching the cost of it.
Wow there's some great ones in there.
Honestly you can buy some old pro tungsten fixtures on eBay for the same price and they will last the rest of your career.
I hope they eventually do the 24-105
Honestly there is no benefit to shooting RAW video over ProRes (or similar codec). At most you may lose like 1/3 stops of dynamic range. The highest bit rate I would ever use is ProRes LT. Anything over that is usually overkill.