March 11, 2016 at 5:21AM
Minimum shooting equipments for BM micro cinema cam
I plan to get the micro cinema camera when it gets out. And I would like to get some help on buying the minimum set of equipments for the camera to work. Thanks in advance.
My goal is to learn how to shoot a short that creates the feelings Ex Machina delivers.
This is a list I've complied so far:
1. A BM Micro Cinema Camera
2. A Metabones speed booster
Denny on the BM forum points out that the NIkon one is better as it doesn't consume battery, but I thought that a bunch of batteries are needed anyways, so maybe the Canon EF one is better as it has electronic control?
3. A Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens
As someone points out on Amazon, this is like 3 primes in one but cheaper. So for what I wanna shoot, do you think I need any other lens at all?
4. A Wooden Camera cage for the Micro (which is out before the camera)
Denny on the BM forum explained this would help relieve the strain off of the camera to eliminate mount rational play. It sounded reasonable, even though I do not understand what rational play is (I will dig into it later).
Someone recommended me to buy both of these two mics: Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone and Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder.
Do you think they're needed based on what I plan to shoot?
6. A Slider
I understand I need a slider for pushing in and pulling out, can someone please recommend a slider to buy?
Also, what else do I need in order to mount the cage on the slider?
7. A monitor
Is the BM Video Assist the best option here?
8. A ton of batteries
9. A tripod or monopod?
Do I absolutely need either or both? Based on what I wanna shoot?
If so, can you please kindly recommend one (or two)?
10. A glidecam?
11. Anything else?
Obviously there are other things missing on this list, can you please let me know what they are?
(I'm gonna tell my wife I borrowed all these things from a friend, while I use all the money I secretly saved all these last few months.)
Thank you very much for this.