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Cinematography : Camera by Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar

Camera

like to buy a red epic ,whats ur opinion

Parker Reeve

I don't like the camera. Are you a DP? Have you shot with it? Is it a camera you are comfortable using? Why would you like to buy one?

Anil Kumar

yes,what camera ur using?

Parker Reeve

Yes? You are a DP? You have shot with the Epic? You are comfortable using it? Then my opinion is that's the camera for you.

Anil Kumar

yes im planing that,which ultra prime lenses r good.anybody have any idea about it,

Parker Reeve

Cooke's are very good. I prefer Ziess.

Anil Kumar

do u have any idea about the cost of lenses

Eoin O'Sullivan

What type of work are you planning to do and what's your camera budget? Those two factors should dictate what camera you go for. The Blackmagic range are pretty capable (with some limitations). Blackmagic 4K sample video: http://vimeo.com/86809889 http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products

Ken Wilson

Acquire insurance coverage and rent your camera and lenses. This allows you to use the gear that is appropriate to the gig. As Alle noted, technology is advancing so rapidly that gear you buy today will be ‘outdated’ in six months to a year. Should you decide to purchase gear, lenses are future-proof.

Parker Reeve

Anil, will you be buying lenses in your country or buying overseas and having them shipped?

Anil Kumar

im planing to buy leses outside from india

Parker Reeve

Okay. For prices look at B&H Photo. They have a website.

Scott Mohrman

Anil, I would not recommend buying a Red Epic. I would also not recommend buying a camera at all. Cameras change all the time. Buying lenses on the other hand are a great investment. Cooke S4's are great lenses. Zeiss Ultra primes are great too. They have different looks and focus curves.

Anil Kumar

hi scott thanks for the comment

Parker Reeve

I was trying to get a little more info from you, Anil so I could offer an informed opinion.

Mark Ratering

And the winner is... drum roll... Scott. Get a DP from Hollywood with a credit line and use your money for a camera in a great effect in your film.

Andrew Sobkovich

Getting a DP from Hollywood, with the accompanying drum-roll, is always the answer. I hope :-)

Mark Ratering

Getting DP easy a DP with credit hard they usually owe every bar in town ha!!!

Anil Kumar

hi parker what r the information u want from me?

Adrian Sierkowski

Cameras are a loosing game and honestly pretty unimportant compared to things like skill using them, not to mention all the lighting and grip (and people to use that) which really make a movie. A Red Epic Dragon and Cooke S5is won't make one lick of difference if you're trying to do a Noir style film, let's say, in a white walled room, by yourself, with home-depot lights. Throw in some talented people behind and around the camera, and you can start to get kind of Ok results-- even if that means filming shirtless because all your hats/shits/jackets are being used as flags or bounces (in this hypothetical situation). Plus, with cameras-- which can easily be 250,000+ for a real full package (though generally around the 30~100K range for a rentable package) there will always be someone who will underbid you by a lot. Hell there are red ones with "dps" and "acs" which go out fully kitted here in LA for $300/day. It's nearly impossible to make money in that situation. Lighting and grip equipment, however, never really gets "outdated" and is needed on EVERY shoot regardless of camera. An HMI Par costs let' say $4000 for something small (1.2K or similar) and will rent for, say $50/day. You can make that money back a lot faster than a 50K epic you're giving away for $400/day. I can't even begin to tell you how popular Kino Flos are (even though I hate them i still HAVE to use them in certain situations). Basic moral of the story-- cameras loose money, and it's about the people using them more so than the system proper. Lighting an grip is a better investment, though it is still about the people using them (and you better pray they know what they're doing since you can seriously injure folks with that equipment... or kill them).

Parker Reeve

Nevermind, Anil. I already asked. I will not push any farther. Best to you.

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