I have little experience but am too much of a gear head.
Let's see your work big fella. Otherwise, cry to yourself or don't watch. ;) Sorry if that was harsh. I'm sentimental. I'm on the same boat as Simon though. I'm a high school student with no work to show, and I used all these channels to learn and grow (At least in knowledge but not experience) I understand the criticism as I've seen some episodes, very few of Simon's though and more of Film Riot's, that didn't help with anything but they're free and usually useful, but criticizing really shouldn't be your priority as you're helping no one, not even yourself.
It's amazing how they build everything inside and out. They don't just animate what the audience is going to see.
In case you're still unsure, the Micro Cinema Camera has almost exactly the same if not the same color science, and shoots up to 60p. The only downside is it only shoots 1080p, but it takes Canon batteries and it extremely versatile
Nice. I just have to wait 3 years to apply.
In case you're still looking, you can get a BMCC 2.5k and use DaVinci Resolve's color space transform tool (v12.5) to change the color space to Arri Log-C. And if you edit somewhere else, you could export your clips individually without having to keep making more projects. You could use other cameras to do the same, but the BMCC has a nice highlight roll-off and is the least video-ish than the rest of the cameras (except for maybe the Kinemini but there are little reviews for it). If you do use the BMCC, make sure to decode using clip and change color space to Blackmagic Design and Gamma to BMD Film. DaVinci Resolve is a pretty powerful editor too
If I knew anybody willing to act, I would make one. Sadly I don't have time or actors. I liked your work too. Too bad I don't have the resources to make something like that. Excuses excuses.