|QUOTE (DeeperRed @ Thursday, Jun 28 2012, 23:16)|
| Thanks man, I was also using a 550D for that. Thing has really helped me step up and teach myself focusing and produces wonderful imagery. I had a shoulder rig and a follow focus for that however I stuck to tripod/wheelchair most the time as my shoulder rig isn't the greatest, and yeah especially for stabilizing. Nikon really didn't know what they were setting off when they introduced filming in DLSR's. |
Yeah well I have got much for a show reel at the moment, If I do go uni I am defiantly too late this year. I would rather just start out on a film production, a runner or anything and learn it that way and then use my pay to fund my own shorts for festivals etc learn/network while (hopefully) getting my name out there
Try and build your own rig if you can, highly recommend it, alternatively there are very cheap ones that work fine, don't spend too much on one.
Yeh Nikon really set it off, Canon is still more widely popular now and i'm suprised they haven't utilised this and brought a camera out then equals the 5D or betters it, but built for video and not photo, therefore fixing rolling shutter and stabilisation. Soon, and when it does, the world of video equipment will turn upside down.
Experience is key yes, the degree isnt what people look for in a filmmaker, especially in the UK, they look for the work you produced when finishing the course, because it's what sells you really. Runner is a good way to start
Also with my Canon 60D I sometimes randomly get the "Movie Recording Has Stopped Automatically" bullsh*t for no apparent reason. Has this happened to anyone else here with Canon DSLR's? I've seen lots of people have this issue and most say to get an SDHC card instead of an SD, but I have an SDHC and still have the problem occasionally.
The bigger the SD card, the less it messes you about from experience. The film I posted above contains a lot of 60D footage. Great camera, the screen is particularly useful.
As well you have to remember it's not built for recording, it's built for photo's. So it's going to glitch no matter what, it'll be ok after a few tries, so before taking a shot, take some test shots to guarantee it won't mess up. Have you got Magic Lantern firmware on your camera installed? Take a look if not, It greatly improves all of the above problems the DSLR's face.
*Mods, don't know what happened with last post, it glitched and deleted everything I wrote and wouldn't post any text, so just made another post, hope that's ok.