I shoot a lot of corporate and documentary for work and an Alexa Amira would be well suited to what I do. Of course, I can't afford the $40,000 price tag. I loved the footage from the Red Scarlet on my 2015 TV pilot, CLAN, but again, I couldn't afford to buy my way into the Red ecosystem. After extensive research I bought the C100 Mark II, hoping it would allow me to work faster than my extensive DLSR and mirrorless rigs of the past. I was also hoping for a cinematic image from a camera whose own name has the word "cinema" in it.Read More
That’s right, kid. This article is for you. You want to make movies or maybe you think you’re gonna carve out riches with your awesome Youtube videos. But you just don’t know what camera to buy. Or maybe this article is aimed at the professional videographer who shoots corporate and wedding videos and is looking to upgrade from your mini-dv camera. (I recently saw a guy shooting a bar mitzvah on mini-dv).
So what’s wrong with the GH4? It shoots 4K, 96fps, has V-Log now, and is pretty damn affordable at about $1500. Did I mention the battery life is amazing? Seems like a real no-brainer, but here’s the info you’re missing. Depending on what you make, the GH4 may or may not be for you.Read More
Who doesn't like a bit of nostalgia? I was looking through my older work (which I will be posting some of soon) and I started to think about the cameras and tools I used to capture that work, and the relationship between the two. I've owned six cameras in the fifteen years I've been making films. Some have been extremely limited in their capability, while others have had everything one could ask for (at the time of course). Let's take a look back as I rank these cameras in order of least liked to favorite.Read More