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Old December 5th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #1
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Music Video Kit List - what else do i need or should know??

ok, i'm shooting a music video in January for an established band for a well known Music Academy here in the UK, so i'm doing it for free to get my foot in the door.

I'm gonna take with me:
- FX1,
- GS500,
- mics (for 'behind the scenes/interviews/bloopers opportunities')
- tripods
- glidecam
- lenses (wide-angle etc)
- 2 x studio lights
- blue-screen backdrop with stand
- any props i can think of nearer the time
- snacks, drinks, powerleads, sense of humour!

what else should i maybe take to ensure I get a good studio setup and to look professional??

any additional tried+tested tips from any of you at all??

many thanks
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Old December 5th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #2
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forget blue screen, use green.. or better yet, use the reflective beaded chroma screens (for the life of me i cant remember what theyre called...)

ditch the GS and hire another FX1

i think uve covred everything :)
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Old December 5th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #3
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haha, well spotted...i did actually mean green screen....i always call it bluescreen (thinking back to the old 'superman' days...i need to get with the times!)

I agree i need 2 FX1s, but i'll leave it this time around.

and besides, don't be so quick to dismiss the GS500. it delivers truly commendable results for what it is (true widescreen too), so i consider that to be backup for at least the 'behind the scenes rolling footage'. also, if i get really useable shots, i'll just colourise them a bit, and use them as best i can in the main video.

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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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never doubted it mate, in fact, i use an mx500 for jsut this purpose.. i have what i like to call "bridecam"and it works a treat..i wont go into detail, but the camera itself is yet to let me down (knock on wood) also serves as a great 3mp camera, as well as a DV Tape deck... ;)
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