Been at it since the early 90's with VHS mega cams. Love shooting and editing video. Short films, documentary, or music videos. I love telling stories.
Yeah that's a good idea! Worst case scenario I'll have 3 finished screenplays ready to shoot
It's not about the camera for a story, I had some great use out of an FX1 I've got a Sony A7S now and I love it I use cheap nikon vintage glass with adapters and everything looks fantastic. You have to option of 4k with an A7s but it records the cleanest HD image I've seen out of a DSLR.
Finish it up, at least you can look back at a shitty first attempt as a whole completed piece. Other wise if you abandon it you may end up with many unfinished projects and get into a bad habit of doing that. You are your worst critic, so sit down judge the hell out of it, learn from it and you should learn from the experience as a whole and not a half.
Skin tones look like a corpse? Maybe for someone who can't color correct slog footage, a7s is a good option, enabled 4k down the road if you need it. Canon isn't there with video cameras at all, even the new stuff from NAB is what they should have came out with a year ago. They are leaps and bounds behind sony, panasonic and just about anything else.
Honestly every cinematographer I've talked to has said, do no try and imitate someone else's style, it just gets lost in the void and its so true, you have to go with your gut, do things that feel right to you. If you are the Director of photography, embrace it, make it yours, make it something you are proud of every shot.
It's true technology is evolving all the time and I'll be damned when my camera becomes obsolete (about 2 months from now) but I think you gotta stay ahead of the game by changing it. Great post here, made me start a membership.