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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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what is a piece of gear, or a skill that you have said I need?

What is a piece of gear or skill you have told your self I need in order to make my videos look better?

for me, I think the 1st thing was wanting a camera that shot wide-screen, which my canon gl2 did not do.
and then it was i needed an HD camera. some skills were i needed to learn after effects.

now its i need to shoot my videos with something that has more shallow depth of field.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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I felt like I really needed to get rid of generation loss, so
I switched to digital video... but that was back in 1998.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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learning to control light and sound in difficult and ever-changing conditions!
and a Canon 5D Mark$$.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 04:53 AM   #4
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A really good camera. That's all I need.

That and a good format that looks clean. That's all I need. Just the camera and a good format.

Oh, and a tripod. And lights. Just that. That's all I need.

... and non-linear editing. Just that....

(borrowed and adapted from Steve Martin's "The Jerk").

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Old April 24th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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Just following through with Dean's line of thought: a wireless lav system, with a shotgun mic and boom pole, and a dedicated sound man to set up the lav, and hold up the boom pole :)
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