The original camera we had hoped to film with never shipped, and we ended up getting a different great little camera. We are filming with a Sony FS100, recording the images directly to Quicktime ProRes – bypassing the compression from the camera. We end up with pretty amazing images.
We’ve been able to get the entire camera package, sound equipment, lights and some grip equipment for less than it might cost to rent just the camera package for the four weeks of filming.
It helps that we’ve only gotten as much equipment as three people can carry, and the whole filming package has to fit into my Smart car.
But with this modest kit we are planning on capturing some beautiful images and funny performances in what is shaping up to be quite a unique little film.
We can’t wait to share it with you.