April 1, 2017 at 11:52AM
DILEMA: Which camera to chose for a low budget narrative feature film?!
I am planning to shoot a low budget narrative feature film all taking place in my apartment. I have budgeted roughly $10,000 for the film, almost all of the budget will go towards equipment. Ideally I was planning on purchasing a Panasonic GH5 and shooting in 10 bit 422 4k, however it was just brought to my attention a crew member who will be working on my film owns a Canon C100 that I could use for free, and it would save me a few thousand dollars. I am wondering which route you would chose to go in my situation? Do you think the C100 paired with an atomos would deliver a codec hefty enough to be screened on the film festival circuit? Or in 2017 with the GH5 bringing a high quality 4k image at a reasonable price point should I make room in the budget for this camera?
Side note: I already have money budgeted for decent sound and lighting equipment so whichever camera I go with will not effect what I purchase when it comes to these facets.