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Incredible. I thought that was pretty epic. Great job.
There are specialised plugins you can download demos of to see if it can fix your footage. Some of them can work wonders but do cost hundreds of dollars so depends how it’s worth to save the project. Look for flicker free by digital anarchy to get started.
I'm on Vimeo On Demand and working on a hour long documentary special for release this summer.
Pricing is what I'm currently working on. My first instinct was to go low Louis CK style and price at 4.99. But a friend released a documentary feature before xmas at 14.99 and is doing well so now I'm thinking maybe somewhere in the middle 7.99. But no rush to decide till closer to release.
Promotion wise I guess it's like anything else, look at the genre you're working in and work the media. If it's a horror film, get coverage on horror blogs, post on horror groups, work the social media.
I'm lucky in that I've built up a small following releasing regular shorts over the last few years so my hope is they'll support this paid project. I guess we'll find out lol.
What are your thought on pricing and promotion?
As I understand it. Having a Pro account only lets you add stuff like images to your personal profile page as an actor or director ect. Once you stop paying it's the info on that personal page that will disappear.
"I want to produce Studio quality content."
No editing software or ninja computer will help you with that. They're both just tools. It's you and your friend's talent / skills that will determine the quality of the final pieces. Not how many lenses you have or how many 1080 TI's you cram into a case.
An Oscar nominated short this year was shot in 5.5k on RED and editing on a 2008 MacBook Pro. It's not how much horse power you can get its what you do with the horses you have.. so to speak.
Having said that.. Choose the editing software you're most familiar with. It sounds like that's Premiere? You'll get into editing quicker if you're familiar with it. Having to learn a new system will just slow you down. You'll spend half your post time figuring out how to use something new rather then getting on with editing.
And if you're choosing adobe and looking to build a power system then its PC all the way. (especially as there is no new Mac Pro till 2018 at the earliest. Messing with eGPUs just seems like massively over spending and faffing around for no real reason.
Hope that helps. Best of luck and keep us all updated!
"To shoot documentary, interviews, music videos and short films" and I think you want to vlog too?
All of those are VERY different things. You might find camera / lens combinations that excel in one area but make others infinitely more difficult. You can do all of those on an iPhone or RED but that doesn't mean those devices are best suited to those tasks.
I'd make a list of the content you're going to be working on first then buy the gear accordingly.
I have a good friend who wants/wanted to do everything you're going. He invested in an A7SII with Sony lenses because youtube and the internet told him it was the do anything Jesus camera. He got a ronin too, all the toys. Its now around 2 years later and he's hardly used it.
The reality is he mostly shoots conferences where he needs to give rushes to the client quickly and shooting conference speakers on a full frame camera and long lens isn't easy. He says its never quite in focus and the 4k rushes that take ages to upload to the client because of the file size. He would have been much better off with an actually video camera with a long zoom with 1080p in AVCHD.
Don't worry about the gear so much. Worry about the content and purchase accordingly.
ps. Vlogging wise. It's great fun. But don't do it for the money. Be aware ad revenue for youtube has dropped significantly. Channels that were making $200 a day now make $3 a day. For the foreseeable future no one should get into vlogging for the bucks.