September 27, 2015 at 8:38PM
$2000 Camera budget for live theater
I know this question gets asked a lot, however what's one more time?
I currently have a budget of $2000 being awarded as an entrepreneurial grant which I would love to put towards a new camera. I know it's not a lot and I could be persuaded to put down some of my own money, though I would rather not.
Currently a lot of the video work I do is live performances/theater work so I have to deal with a wide range of lighting situations. Mixed in with that I do some interviews as well as bts for dance and theater companies to be used in promoting their upcoming shows. Currently I work with what ever I can get my hands on. Mainly I use a hacked t3i as well as a sony vg-10. So really anything is an upgrade. Main things of concern are continuous recording and decent dynamic range.
I'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience in these types of shooting scenarios and have any input into where I should invest that money.