Loved this article. Some really fantastic advice for documentary filmmakers.
I've been using the Manfrotto 536 legs and 504HD fuild head since 2012, and it has been the best, and most versatile system I have ever used. I have never once in my entire career felt it lacking in some way. I use this setup with cameras as small as the Sony A7s all the way up to a Sony F55. Highly recommended. You can also get them used for a very good price.
I agree with what he said. I haven't purchased a camera since 2013. I rent and, if possible, charge it to the client. Makes so much more sense and keeps me using all the latest gear. I did however invest in a heavy duty tripod and two really nice lenses, which I have been using for years on end.
The video said "As the only software available" multiple times, but isn't this more or less the same thing as Catalyst Prepare?
The interview shot was really well. Everything else is lacking in my honest opinion.
Why have the drone descend so rapidly at the beginning? Just looked a bit weird. Everything is so fast motion, it got old after the first couple shots. Why not have some close ups and slow motion? Maybe you could include close ups of the chefs faces and food as they prepare everything if you have them, or even include dialogue from some of the people waiting in line. I think the piece is built on a solid foundation with the great interview shot, but it is the insert shots that drag the piece down in my opinion.