January 3, 2016 at 10:46PM
Buy a camera? Or just continue to use my phone camera?
I apologize if it's a stupid question, but will I need to purchase a bigger video camera for when I go off to film school?
For the submission process to all three schools, I was required to shoot short videos to broadcast my skill. While each video came out as well as I wanted it to be, I had to use my phone to shoot all three of them because I didn't have the resources to do otherwise. I was able to do so alright (my phone is an LG G3, and it can shoot 1080p video), but I noticed that some of my shots were odd to look at due to the colour balance (and I don't know of any app that can fix that), and I wasn't able to find a way to white balance the camera. As well, my phone was able to pick up sounds, but it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, and some things came out foggy. So I was wondering if, in your opinion, my current camera would do me well throughout at least year one or two of Film school (I've chosen very hands-on programs), and if not, does anyone know of a good "starter" camera that I could buy/rent?