October 25, 2017 at 8:03PM
Camera for a very low budget feature
Hi everyone! I am shooting a very low budget film next summer. This is a fiction feature (musical). No-one will be payed, we have lots of people helping us, lending us locations for free and all, but I need to invest on the camera side of things.
I own some pretty decent Pentax lenses (a telephoto zoom and a prime 28mm, I will need to find a third one anyways), but the DSLR I have is way too bad for something destined to the big screen.
The budget I have is 2000$ in total, and 4K is not my priority. I want to be able to shoot RAW (or at least a good format for color correction), I need a good dynamic range to make the most of available light, and most of all I want something that doesn't look like video.
I am not sure about renting the equipment, since the shoot will last a month it may end up costing more than buying something like the BMPCC, even with adaptors and all the accessories necessary?
Sorry for the very long text, I could conclude by just saying I need help choosing haha!