hence why most filmmakers make digital 4k prints of their films. Everyone else is just a movie maker.
You think one film stock is going to pollute the earth? lol. Shoot some film and you'll immediately feel and see the difference.
Honestly, if this is your first short film I would focus on effective story telling over look. In your budget you are not going to be able to achieve the exact look that "Drive" has because it was shot on Alexa w/ master primes, lit extremely well, and colored by some of the industries finest.
The best you are going to get is in the lighting arena, unless you have money to color and rent pro grade equipment, which I wouldn't recommend doing.
I own a GH4 and absolutely love it. It's a workhorse and has many features available for a low price. I say go that route, get a decent lens + tripod, and really hone in on the story rather than look and technical achievement.
sounds like microsoft sam! :)
Interesting, been wanting to do some underwater stuff. I definitely wont wear a hat tho, lol.
I have to disagree entirely. You cannot jumble all film investors/buyers into a "they" category. This article is about "Hollywood" and major studios. Whiplash was by no means a major studio studio production, it just did well enough to be distributed by one. I know it is a harsh reality, but hollywood wants these low brow, action packed, CGI pieces of crap to sell the masses. They have a wider audience and have the larger potential for profit, but with that the potential for loss. All we can hope is that enough of these freak babies bomb like fantastic 4 so they start investing in quality films again.