October 1, 2014 at 10:01AM
Shooting Commercial for Movie Theater Screen
Hey all, long time reader, first time poster, etc.
I've been tasked by my employer to shoot a 30 second spot to be played in local movie theaters before the previews.
I'm currently working with a Canon T4i and some kit lenses (just ordered the 35, 50, and 85mm Rokinon Cine DS lenses off Beach Camera)... a set-up that's far from fabulous but with which I manage to get a satisfactory image for my employer.
I'd imagine (compressed) 1080p not looking great on the big screen, though. My question is: do I rent a 2k or 4k camera plus lenses for this shoot? And if so, which ones are preferable to the others? Would the Blackmagic cameras be sufficient here?
This is really a trial by fire kind of thing for me as I've only shot on dSLRs before, and this is just the start of my research journey. I just wanted to ask you fine folks what my best options are first so I go into discussions with the theaters, the rental place, and my boss with an informed perspective in tow.