"You ask what to buy and some people tell you 'nothing': that is an anwser to the question, although not the one you were looking for ;-)" good point by the way hadn't thought of it that way
what if you wanted to wait until post to decide on the grade, how would you select a LUT in that scenario? Or say you are working for a client where u are shooting footage and handing it off with no idea how they will grade it but they want it shot in a flat picture style, like the aforementioned BM film pic style, how would you choose which LUT to load at that point?
DGA Card Holder.
There's no communication going on that seems to be of an edifying quality. I can't believe people here really expected anyone in my position not to respond in self defense. Many of you seem to have a narrow definition and view of film-making, or at least the impressions you are providing in these posts. There is also a stench of elitism and exclusivity, based on no objective standard.
An unwillingness to respond to the post and instead the desire to respond to a post that wasn't made. It is illogical at best. It reminds me of all the threads I read on BMCuser and Blackmagic Forums where someone will say they are definitely not interested in a particular product and then there are inevitably a few people who will always push their favorite product no matter what the actual point of the post is.
It may be best to let this horse die.
@Don Way I misspoke. I should have been more specific and said I don't know what gear to buy and left it at that. I'm not clueless.
@gandulf I'm not going to regret buying a pile of gear. That is a dream come true, it is freeing. That is one barrier removed. Albeit the easiest if you have the means to do so, yet, still a barrier gone. I appreciate the tone of your post, it is welcomed thank you for your advice. The only camera store in my area focuses on photography, but, your right maybe I should give them a second look, what can it hurt? Thank you.
@U WILL NEVER KNOW "After reading through everything here, I came up with a conclusion. You have 50K? Buy a RED Dragon and start making films. A RED Epic/ Dragon was used to make The Hobbit Series, so if you buy one, you'll make films like that! :)" What a great idea! Cause the Hobbit series was so good! *eyeroll* Don't be retarded, you need gear to make a film. I'm buying two BMCCs not a RED get a grip, I'm buying them used at that, what is all the fuss about? I was just trying to get some help on WHAT I should buy, that must be code here for do you think I am worthy of owning anything?
@Lofar I am going to buy used lenses when I can. In general lenses hold their value better than camera bodies. If this is not true why do people like Philip Bloom keep advising people to invest in glass? This thread is about what it was originally about. It has been hijacked though and turned into a discussion of whether or not I'm worthy of a DGA card. The prestigious nofilmschool.com boards have spoken, even though that's not even close to what the post was about to begin with. Why does this continue to fall on deaf ears? I asked a ton of questions in my original post, most of this thread has been about discussing things I never asked for advice on.
The intent, the purpose, of the post is in the post. If you can't understand that it was about gear then the fault lies in my ability to communicate, your ability to comprehend, or some combination of both. At this point however I have made my original intentions with this post abundantly clear, repeatedly. I don't give a shit who here thinks whether I should make a film or not, I came here asking for advice on gear because I felt there were people here who were knowledgeable about it instead it has mostly been a large focus on things that have nothing to do with my point in posting here in the first place. It's almost all off topic.
I have made the choice that I would rather own most of my gear than rent it, that is a personal choice. You may disagree with that choice, you may think that choice is the wrong choice, you are certainly able to voice your opinion. But, know that I didn't ask for advice or opinions on anything other than what gear to purchase.
You may disagree with how I spend my money, well that's great! The problem however is I'm not asking how to spend my money in the confines of the budget for a film, I'm simply asking what gear to buy with the money I have allocated to spend on gear. I'm spending the money to help me reach the goals I want to reach, my goals and the way that is best for me to reach them may not be the same path as yours. If you cannot understand this then I don't know how else to explain it any of you.
Too many assumptions of my intentions, future plans, thoughts / philosophy on film-making, etc... are all over this thread. Most, if not all of these assumptions are baseless. It's nothing more than unfounded speculation at best.