October 7, 2016 at 9:09AM
"That" film look: which camera and lenses?
I've been trying to decide for a Digital Cinema Camera for a while now but it hasn't been easy. Two years to be more precise.
In my opinion, digital cinematography is years away from achieving film format quality and patine. It's definitely not there yet. Not impressed with RED, Alexa XT and no high expectations about the new 6K Super 35mm ALEXA they've been talking abound either (maybe I'm being too pessimistic). I usually shoot with ALEXA and a Cook S4 kit because I have too. Budget is always a concern, even for commercials.
The reason why I'm looking for a camera is because a lot of times some clients ask me if I can shoot little fashion films for the internet or even MOF with a cool look. Although they're low budget little films and MOF, we're talking about fashion. I feel they should look as professional as possible.
Also, because digital format changes at a fast pace, should I buy a good camera body, and invest on lenses to get closer to the feel I want to achieve?
Blackmagic Cinema Pocket Camera's footage I've been checking looks interesting, specially with speedbooster metabones bmpcc incorporated, but which lenses?
On the 35mm end, there's CANON 5D Mark III and CANON 1DC, what would you recommend? Again, which lenses to get a film look? Of course there are other PANAVISION, LEICA and HASSELBLAD options but those are just too expensive (plus lenses).
Sorry if I sound pretentious or too romantic for these days, but I find the diference between both formats too obvious. This makes this little decision a bit more complicated.
Many thanks for taking the time to read me and answer,