I am interested in microbudget filmmaking.
Sekhar, this video is extremely helpful. Thank you so much for sharing it!
The hope for my original post on this topic was that other writer/directors like myself, who don't know all the ins and outs of the latest camera technology, might take a much closer look than I did as to the advantages/disadvantages of shooting in RAW. This video has a lot of great info, and is easy enough for even people like me to understand! ;-)
Thanks for the comments, guys! Yep, definitely a rookie mistake to not test this work flow. Like I said, this was my first feature. I was the writer/director/producer and do not come from a technical background. But, you live you learn, right. I won't make that mistake again.
To the angry Ninja Monkey guy: I'm not saying ProRes is better than RAW. I'm saying it would have been better for ME (someone who cares more about story and performance rather than technical perfection). And I did a lot of google/youtube searches on the topic. It was no where near as easy as you make it out to be.
And nope, I didn't have an editor on set. Wanna blast me for that too? ;-)
Ultimately I put way too much trust in my DP. Lesson learned though, and still I'm happy with how the footage looks, now that I can actually view it and cut it together.
I do agree with you, Don.
I did a crowdfunding campaign for my first feature but for all the work that I put into the campaign (it really was a full time job) I would have found it easier and less stressful to just spend that time working at my part time job and saving the money myself. I made almost $9k from my Indie-GoGo campaign, but because I didn't reach my goal I had to pay about 14% in fees all up. I also spent a decent chunk of money trying to make the pitch video and design a web site for the launch of my project. In hindsight that money would have been better spent going into the film (my total budget ended up being $25k). Most of the people that donated were close friends and family who would have helped me out anyway with small personal donations without going via indie-gogo and having to pay them a portion of my money.
In the end I worked extra hours at my job to make my budget and found ways to cut costs as I went.