Just wanted to say how helpful these articles are.
I used to work as a cinematographer/editor
Now I'm moving into teaching film and you guys have some amazing articles and videos to use as recourses.
Thank a bunch ya beautiful bastards!
Usually, to find investments on a small project like the one your discussing you'll need something to give back to the source donating money (at least in my experience)
People will either want you to shoot something for them or they'll want advertising time in the video (maybe a screen card at the start or finish of the video)
Or you can try to crowd fund it, sure.
The trick with all of this is - Why - Why would people want to invest in you? There is no real answer for anyone to invest in a stranger other than 'That project looks interesting, I'd like to see it'
No real advice to give you, but if you're just starting out, I think it's a little on the cheeky side to ask for money, maybe make the money yourself, produce some content that looks good, so as to say 'here's what I've done on my own, it's great, with your help I can make things which're even better'
The best thing I ever did was move from a Canon to an A7s.
The codec on the A7 is far more malleable. The h264 codec isn't great, its a good start. The XAVCS codec on the a7 is so much better and you can take it a lot further.
It's still a mirrorless camera but it's a leap away from the Canon and can offer the next stage of learning.
Some Ok points.
Too much talking about subjective choices objectively.
All cameras are cinematic.
One of the hardest things I had to learn about making a reel was; Patience. Wait to put one out there.
Hey man -
I've used an Ursa 4k a fair bit, which is owned by my friend;
We have had no issues in it's use, and every time we've contacted customer services for quieries about stuff, they've always got back to us fairly fast, however;
Like everyone has said there are both good and bad stories, as there are with everything, some people will swear by them and others against them.
I will say that the BM is not a low light camera and everything needs to be lit very well (as you do with ALL Cameras) but it doesn't cope hugely well with a lot of darkness, however that is the only negative I have to say, personally.