...and small time rental house in Copenhagen.
Completely depends on your backdrop. There's not a single answer.
If we are talking high noon sunlight, then a big fresnel of anything will do the trick. You don't necessarily have to use an HMI if you are not getting natural light spilled into the room. Tungsten has slightly better color rendition than HMI and is cheaper to rent.
Don't use open face as it will render shadows differently than a fresnel. A fresnel will act more like the sun and give you clean shadows.
Reflectors sound good... you could also experiment with thin silk to soften the close-ups ever so slightly without taking away the character of hard sunlight.
Remember though... .if your backdrop appears as exterior that is overcast or dark og whatever, then your light should be setup differently to match it.
Immediately Im thinking... yeah great, have fun buying a steadicam vest with a steadymate besides the Ronin. If you dont understand why, try holding 30 pounds in front of you :)
Will be a pretty steep price. Mights as well just mount the camera on a steadicam then.
But yeah for rigged gimbal work it might be fun. But wasnt there already nice solutions for that?
Sony is dumping prices on the FS7 II and FS5 on monday.... just thought you'd like to know.
Agree on Resolve... I find their tracking system so much easier to work with, so that also makes it easier to grade, and for some reason I find that Resolve treats footage more delicately than Premiere does when it comes to color correcting, even with Lumetri.
But if you don't need heavy corrections with separate parts of the image needing its own treatment, and you just need a generel correction, I would probably stay in Premiere for the time being.
Resolve is getting very very close though....
If you are a quick learner and can dive into the plethora of videos on the subject, I'd suggest you go download the free version of Davinci Resolve.
It's extremely powerful for color correction and they are doing better and better in terms of the editing part.
Premiere Pro and After Effects are also great and I love how they work in tandem, meaning, if you are working on a composition in After Effects that is integrated in a Premiere project, it will update instantly as you go along.
However Adobe charge premium for their software..... and. you might think you just need those two, but then you need photoshop as well and maybe Audition for audio and so on, and then you are forced to Cloud the whole package. Since it's 1 program or you might as well get em all.
Agree... camera bodies are the most insecure to invest in because they depreciate so fast in this day and age. If you buy now, what is available to people in 36 months when the lease is over most likely will be so much better that you have to dump the price if you want to sell that body. It sucks :(
But I blame the industry itself... I really don't understand this race. We are at a point now where we potentially could rest without remorse if the bloody tv set production companies and camera production companies would just stop the fuck making more and more pixels etc. The image looks fine... they should stop fixing things that work.