Video editor in Sydney Australia!
I was thinking the same! Do you (or anyone) have any experience with mixing Canon and Sony footage? Would it be worth getting as a B-Cam?
Duplass says in the keynote that a thousand dollars is variable. And I agree, if you can (and have to), put more money into it. I think the point he's trying to make is to get people off their excuses and just encourage people to make something, even if it costs more time, shooting on weekends and asking for favours than putting in a heap of money.
It's more about working your way up than being stuck in a mindset that says : "If I only had... Then I'd make a short/feature.."
The bonus of making something for almost nothing, is that if it's great, people will see that you are good at making the most out of what you have, and the end product looks like it was made for way more.
I watched the keynote. Really good! The $3 short film challenge, so easy, and could be so good as well!
I got the mic yesterday! Did a quick comparison with my NTG-2 and actually have to say that I enjoy the sound of the TakStar better..
Still need to do some more testing, and get a wind sock/protector for it, but excited to see what this thing can actually do!
Do you think the Rode WS8 Windshield would work?
Thank you Guy! Really appreciate that answer!
Guy: Would be interested in hearing how you'd use the Takstar CM63 Cardioid Condenser Mic, and why it's so good indoors. Have been using a Rode NTG-2 for indoor, but some instances I've had a lot of echo or reverb because of the way the room has been built. Is this mic better/worse in these situations? Also, how would you set it up in terms of getting the best audio possible with it?