Digital Film Production major at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Filmmaking is my passion!!
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I agree about the look of zoomed in as well. Optically wise, how would you say the 17-55 stacks up to the 24-105? While having that extra zoom range for weddings and tight moments would be nice, I do own a 70-200 so if I really need that extra throw I can just put that bad boy on. But the only reason I'm slightly hesitant to the 17-55 is if the image quality stacks up to that of the L series 24-105. The f2.8 is nicer than the f4, but with the lowlight capability of this camera that's not really a big issue.
I took the advice and my NTG2 will be arriving sometime today! I guess I hadn't put enough thought into that and I'm glad that someone pointed it out haha. It's nice too cause once I get a boom pole I can use it for that where as the videomic pro isn't quite suited for that. I've heard nothing but great things about the NTG3 and I"m sure that'll be a solid investment!
Thanks for the light suggestion! I actually just ordered the Aputure Amaran AL-528W and AL-528S, but I will definitely look into the Rotolight NEO and I would like to get another light as well.
I prefer the 4k over the 4.6k URSA mini as well, very nice colors for sure. But I feel the exact same way! I was really close to pulling the trigger on a GH4, but I just kept thinking about how much I enjoyed shooting with the C100. 4k was definitely alluring, but after thinking about it enough I realized that it wasn't a necessity compared to built-in ND filters, XLR inputs, good lowlight etc. Eventually we will have to buy a 4k camera, but I feel like we are definitely safe with our great 1080 cameras for a bit while longer.
I got the camera last weekend and shot a few interviews and it's been phenomenal! Can't get enough of the image and using it just feels so right. Easily my best investment yet. Thanks for the input!
I tried out a recoil rig at NAB last year and that's definitely going to be my shoulder rig eventually, it's all I've ever wanted in one haha. I'm looking into getting the Rhino EVO Carbon Fiber 24" slider, but I'm trying to get these other essentials before I get that or the shoulder rig. But I feel that how you built your kit would work perfect for me as well.
That's a good point since the NTG2 is just a bit more than the videomic pro and like you said would utilize the XLR. I have used the NTG2 on a lot of my student productions and I've always loved the sound. Thankfully the C100 I bought has the holder for a mic like that so that may just work in my favor haha. And then I can use that mic on a boom pole for other productions. That all sounds a lot better to me haha thanks!
I feel the exact same way about the 18-35mm range as I use that lens quite extensively and I appreciate your opinion. I just lean towards this lens because of the range and the IS which would be good for running around at events and just grabbing stuff where I may not have the time/want to switch lenses. But honestly I'm really happy with my lens collection and I feel like I should get the mic and tripod and all that before the lens. Thanks for the advice!
I will definitely look into the Ninja 2 then. Thanks for the advice!
Is the videomic pro not good enough quality? I know it's not like an NTG3 or a Sennheiser shotgun mic and I will get a mic like that when I get the money, but I wanted the videomic pro because it would make my C100 that much smaller which is always great for run and gun situations. Thanks for the input!
I said above but I'll be using it primarily for documentaries and weddings. I'll also use it for my short films and some commercials/event coverage once I get some more work like that. I didn't do it before because I wasn't comfortable with my 60D but I know I can do it now with the C100. I want the 24-105 because I've heard how great of a run and gun lens it is, which is a big part of my style. I love my lens collection and I feel really confident about getting great stuff with it, but I don't want to get caught changing lenses at critical moments.
Is the Ninja Blade worth the $200 extra over the Ninja 2? I don't mind spending the extra money at all, I just want to make sure that the investment is worth it because I could buy a mic or put that extra money to something else that I may need.
Thanks for the input!
Really cool little doc! Interviews and broll all looked great and I liked how you used the ambient sound. But I agree with Brittany about mixing the interview and the music. The music is great and fits the story well, but leaving it as more of an undertone during the interviews would be more effective. Some parts were hard to hear so I missed out on some information that I was looking forward to hearing. There were also a few parts where I could tell you chopped up his interview because of some audible noise. Something I do to help that is to use room tone that I will record from the interview and just tweak with fading that in with the interview clips, I'll even add small gaps of space as if he is taking his time to speak. Otherwise very cool film! Great job!