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Old May 2nd, 2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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gl2 equipment for student film project

I will be doing a student project for 2 months this summer filming a promotional video for a small b2b company to be distributed on dvd. the film will contain outdoor shots (at an intl. airport), along with indoor shots of large warehouses and interviews with managers. I have a budget of $2200 for the camera and accessories, and I think the gl2 will be my best bet.
I am wondering though which type of tripods, camera bags, filters, lighting, etc., and especially microphones i should buy with my limited budget, or if there is another camera and equipment set that would work better?
I already have a computer and software for the porject, so that is not in the budget.
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hello Ross,
Believe it or not, $2200 won't leave you much budget for other gear after the GL2 is purchased.

Your question is canyon-wide and has no definitive answer.

Browse our Support forum for tripod ideas. I recommend getting the best you can afford, as it will likely outlive the camera.

Browse our Photo Management forum for ideas on lighting. Pay particular attention to Scott Spears' article on low-budget alternatives.

Good luck and have fun with your project!
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, that lighting article was great. Thinking over what you said, is there another camera that might be better for my budget? For my other equipment, i am not really looking for things that will last me long as i have to turn in all my gear at the end of the summer :(. So i'm looking for things that will get the job done.
Can I find a mic for interviews for under $100?
Any cases for under $50-$65?
tripods under $75
Are the cheap filters any good?
Also, i don't think i will need any telephoto lens.
Anyone has any no-budget gear list, or another camera that will suit me better?
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Old May 4th, 2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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i'm sorry, while i am looking for affordable options, i am afraid i cannot buy products whose manufacturers are unknown to me, and turn up negetive after an extensive google/froogle/shopping.com search.

I am looking for a sub $75 tripod
sub $75 bag
sub $100 mic

can anyone point me to some products
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Old May 7th, 2004, 10:46 AM   #6
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"I am looking for a sub $75 tripod"
Good luck!
"sub $100 mic"
Good luck again! :)
75$ tripod would be unusable for a camcorder.
sub $100mic would be worse than the GL2 on camera mic.

"i am not really looking for things that will last me long as i have to turn in all my gear at the end of the summer"

Maybe it would be better to rent...
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