February 4, 2016 at 9:39PM, Edited February 4, 9:40PM
I've got a camera, now I'm a DP!
No, not really.
I've been reading a certain type of comment on NFS and other boards, and I think it's a sentiment that I see expressed online quite often.
"I don't get jobs because I don't have X camera."
"I need to buy the latest newest bigger camera because last years isn't in demand now."
"I have a T3 i, I never get any work...if only I had X Y Z gear."
You get the idea.
I don't really encounter this "I need X camera" sentiment on any of my sets or among my immediate peers. Mostly we wag on about specific bits of AKS we love and talk about buying it instead of always having the wrong item rented by production.
Which brings me to my question: How many of you only get jobs because you come with gear? How many of you, like me, may own a few bits of gear but rent a majority of your gear for every job?
And I guess that opens up additional questions, like, what market are you mostly involved in? and for the owner ops, how has owning helped your business and do you have any thoughts yay or nay to ownership?