January 28, 2016 at 5:24AM
Is it really the story that makes the short? Why not the gear?
So I don't totally believe that title, however I wanted to address something I noticed about myself and see if anyone else has the same tendencies.
For my last few jobs I've rented the A7s, GH4, Scarlet X, C100, 5Diii etc... The quality out of the camera is stunning and I love spending the time to create a great shot. But I find myself dropping stories when I'm just stuck with my T3i, or in other words I don't have the motivation to get out and shoot because when I get the footage back, the noise, low quality, high compression, and everything else distract me from the story I'm trying to make.
On the other hand when I rent gear and get the footage back it compliments my story and takes it to the next level, leaving any potential distraction flaws to come from the story (assuming I haven't screwed up the cinematography) rather than the gear (or lack thereof) behind it.
What do you think?