First shots, only weeks away

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:01 PM | comments: 0

I'm committed now. I mentioned yesterday that I was gearing up for a big film project, and today I cemented the first scheduled day for that project. I hope to have a second day scheduled before the end of the week (which would actually happen first).

I'm excited, but also a little nervous because I want to get it right. I've been messing around with the gear, especially the cameras, to make sure I get it. I come from a world of run-and-gun news gathering style of videography, and my camera is capable of commercial grade imagery. It doesn't quite get to the level of an Arri Alexa 35 (because I don't have $75k), but if you're careful with exposure it's more than good enough for any streaming service or theatrical exhibition. I want to achieve that quality.

The last thing that I need to order, I hope, is a decent drone. There are at least two spots I need some aerial shots. And also I think it'll be super fun to play with. That's hopefully the last big equipment item, because I'm exhausted buying even small stuff. I did have a budget in mind for this project, and I'm nowhere close to reaching it, but some of that I figured will be travel expenses. Not sure yet if that's going to be super necessary.

Most importantly, I don't want to rush this. I've given myself basically the rest of the year for this. It won't be done until it feels done. And I think it's gonna be fun.


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