October 11, 2014
It seems that often there are two kinds of filmmaker: the purist story tellers who don’t care about equipment at all, and the gear obsessed pixel peepers who spend all their time researching cameras. What can gear do for us as filmmakers, and more importantly: What can’t it do?
We live in a consumerist society, and this definitely reflected in filmmaking – we watch behind the scenes of big productions, and see the high end gear, while the companies that make that equipment use all their marketing skills to make us think we need that stuff. It’s pretty hard to avoid, so while I don’t want to contribute to the gear-craze, I think it’s important to think about how important equipment is in relation to the other aspects of filmmaking.
Check out this week’s dslrguide:
|Ryan from Filmriot shows some great ways to get some dolly shots on the cheap! Learn to get cinematic dolly shots using a car, or a whole variety of household objects. And if you havn’t heard of Filmriot, they’ve got tons of great stuff on their channel!||This is the video I mentioned at the very end of the episode, and I really like his controversial mindset about filmmaking.|
|Hear Vincent Laforet speak about the Canon 5D ii when it first came out. Years before the magic lantern raw hack, notice how highly he speaks of a 1080p 8 bit camera!||This video (shot on a T2i) is a great example of how you don’t need expensive gear to get a cinematic look.|
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.