What sort of 17 year old can “afford” to pay anyone anything? Why not just say your parents are bankrolling your films and be honest? We aren’t stupid, and your coyness comes off as arrogance.
White balancing off a trash bag? Are you kidding me?
"Can I suggest you one? Probably not! Why? Because I have gone through so many options and made so many purchases and returns I never want to go through that experience again."
So accurate! I thought I was the only one that was endlessly tinkering with my setup. Lots of odd parts jumbled together, tested and retested in the field, etc.
Other than that, this was an awesome article. I don't think you could pay me enough to be cruising around Syria but I am glad there are people braver than I doing this type of work.
I always just wonder who is buying these cameras, and who is paying the rental fees to owner operators?
If you're high end and have budget, you're shooting ARRI.
If you're indie/documentary, you're shooting Sony, Canon, or Panasonic.
Who is the RED for, exactly?
I'm open to being wrong here, but RED has always seemed like a camera system in search of a market.
It’s becoming clear that NoFilmSchool has no idea who their audience is.
Rich hipsters playing with expensive toys. Who cares?