Advice needed

tperry

New member
Hey guys, Bit of a newbie to filming etc. However i seem to pick these things up quite quick and i think practice is the best way to go.

I am looking at making a few teasers and videos this year. It will be focused mainly on my motocross team following there racing and freestyle events.

I have about a £3000 budget for a camera and was just wondering what people recommend? HD is a must as quality has to be top notch.

Also what other kind of accessories, lighting or jibs do you recommend to get a good variety of shots?

I have some one editing it so as long as i can get the shots I'm sure the outcome should be good. This is the kind of thing i want to achieve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qadnF8GfA50 exclude the helicopter shots though :p.

is this achievable with a camera in this budget? or am i setting my hopes a bit high? Any advice or help would be very much appreciated.

oh also I'm in the UK so the best place to buy from to :D

Tom
 

tperry

New member
30 views and no replys :( can no one point me in the right direction. Or is there a better forum to ask on?
 

jodymichelle

Senior Member
Staff member
Here's a very excellent article related to camera movement:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Notes-on-Camera-Movement_When-to-Move-the-Camera-and-Why.shtml

Here are two helpful articles related to jib moves:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Finesse-in-the-Field_Techniques-for-Deriving-the-Most-Punch-from-Your-Jib-Moves.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Camera-Jib-Tips_Jon-Firestone.shtml

Elements to keep in mind while composing an image:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Elemental-Photography_Set-Camera-Shot-Selection-Lighting.shtml

Script for calling a shot:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Script-for-Calling-a-Shot_Michael-Corbett.shtml

More educational articles here:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/magazine.shtml

Tech focus and product reviews here:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/techfocus.shtml

I also recommend going to the Front Page here (http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/) and using the Top Right search box for key search words like:

* lighting
* filters
* camera
* HD camera
* HD camcorder
* lenses
* tripod

If you reach a few articles that are interviews with filmmakers, you should look through those articles as well because the filmmakers talk about what they used for cameras, lighting, lenses, etc...



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jodymichelle

Senior Member
Staff member
Here are more articles -

"13 Features to Look for in a Camera":

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_1605.shtml

An Adventure in High Definition Filmmaking:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_1781.shtml

Some camera discussions here in the Camera Forums:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5476

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5110

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5066

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5290

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5416

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bb/showthread.php?t=5019

Here are some articles related to Audio/Sound:

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_1601.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_1668.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/050709_audioproblems.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Audio_Recording_in_the_Great_Outdoors.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/050709_audiomixingtips.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/060209_audiovideoproduction.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_1615.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/051409_portablestudio.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/052009_multitrackmixing.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Four-Track-Recording-Muscle.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Prepping-for-Wireless.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/V_O_-on-the-Go.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Lav-It-Up_Effectively-Mic-Up-Your-Talent.shtml

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/Production-Design-for-Dialogue_Recording.shtml



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