Monday, August 13, 2007

August 13, 2007 -- the two months until shoot update

(moved from LiveJournal to December 8, 2007.)

Well, the unexpected, but most probable thing, has happened: Someone broke the HD camera so the shoot in Washington is off.


The good thing? I'm taking all of the money I've saved from the film festival , etc., money that would have been spent getting us out there and feeding the cast and crew and such, and putting that toward my own camera. Yeah, I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but I really wanted to go and shoot in Washington with this High Definition camera. Professional / Prosumer HD is right out of my personal price range because if I could afford it, I'd get this camera, the Panasonic AG-HVX200. But, at US$6000 (or even US$4950, which is the lowest, possibly reputable price I've seen) it's WAY out of my price range. /heartattack

So sexy, though.

As it is, nothing in my house is HD or HD ready other than maybe my editing computer if I were to shell out a poo-load more dollars, which I can't. I work at a movie theatre and earn okay money, but the biggest plus to that job is the fact that I get time to write and I don't have to take my work home with me. That is what I like to call a slice of fried gold.

So, I'm thinking about getting this Standard Definition camera, the Panasonic DVX100b, which is also a sexy beast. Yeah, yeah, SD is going the way of the dinosaurs, but not as quickly as one might think. Regardless, film festivals will accept anything so long as they can play it: film, SD, HD, DVD, ABCD...whatever.

That's the story as far as equipment goes. We're still mostly on schedule for the mid-October shoot. I just have to rearrange my thinking and start getting actors and locations together here. I have most of the props and everything so we're still on GO! which is terribly exciting.

And that, as they say, is that.

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