Upon graduation, a harsh reality hit me: I no longer had access to professional studio equipment, including cameras, lighting, and sound gear. When I arrived home, much of my time was spent scouring the internet, researching camera equipment that I could invest in within my budget. After much debating, I decided upon the versatility of Sony’s FS-700. This is a professional video camera with a super 35mm sensor for shooting HD. It has 2 XLR inputs for microphones and a mount for interchangeable lenses. One of the great features of the camera is its ability to record up to 8 seconds of super slow-motion HD video at 240fps and up to 96ofps, SD. Needless to say, it’s been a lot of fun to experiment with.
I also purchased a nice, fluid-head tripod so that I can achieve steady tilts and pans. The camera itself isn’t the most ergonomic so I additionally invested in a Zacuto shoulder mount and monitor. These tools open up a multitude of possibilities and are essential for trying to get local projects off the ground.
I will try to get test footage up soon, but for now, you can check out these stills.