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brianknapp
04-21-2013, 05:45 PM
So just got my hour for my lifegaurding job over the summer. I worked it out and I will be making just a little over four grand if I do it all summer long. What would you buy with that kind of money? I will be investing in a T2i and a great glidecam along with other gopro accessories so yeah what would you buy?

Jsthompson79
04-21-2013, 05:47 PM
A set of prime lenses.

Director
04-21-2013, 05:50 PM
Sounds good to me.

Nick Soares
04-21-2013, 05:58 PM
A set of prime lenses.

Why would he buy a set of Prime Lenses?

Jsthompson79
04-21-2013, 06:05 PM
Why would he buy a set of Prime Lenses?

And he asked What would you Buy. So I said what I would buy because my kit lens is bad and I want to further enhance the low light capabilities of my camera. There are a few Cine lens I want to go with my 35MM T1.4 Cine Lens. I want a 50MM prime I saw that is around 1k because of its low light capability. There are some more lenses from the guys that made my Cine Lens in 12MM. 18MM, and 85MM that I want to finish my set.

Nick Soares
04-21-2013, 06:19 PM
Ahhh, what would "you" buy, got it.

Director
04-21-2013, 07:14 PM
But doesn't a prime lens have a fixed focal length?

Jsthompson79
04-21-2013, 07:20 PM
But doesn't a prime lens have a fixed focal length?

Yes they do. That is why I want a complete set for different ranges. They are better for low light situations on my camera and worth not having zoom in my opinion.

Director
04-21-2013, 07:54 PM
So what do you use when you want to zoom?

Jsthompson79
04-21-2013, 08:36 PM
So what do you use when you want to zoom?

I don't zoom in my films. I use a spiderrig and walk closer to whatever I am filming.

Director
04-21-2013, 11:07 PM
There's a workaround for everything.

Vance Baryn
04-21-2013, 11:12 PM
If I had $4000, I would pay down my credit card debt. Woohoo!

Jsthompson79
04-21-2013, 11:13 PM
There's a workaround for everything.

I'm not saying what I do is right. I was told in school using zoom in a film is bad since then I have avoided doing it.

Vance Baryn
04-21-2013, 11:37 PM
I agree that zooms should be avoided whenever possible. Physical moves are much nicer.

There are times when you are trying to get the look of a zoom (like the dolly out/zoom in shot for an obvious example) but in most cases, a camera move is better.

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-25-2013, 11:13 AM
With $4000, I would probably invest in a nice post production computer.

Nick Soares
04-25-2013, 11:50 AM
$4K

I would get a computer to edit

A camera to film

And software

if any is left over, I would buy a few lights.

(I have all of these things, but if I didn't that is what I would do)

SamuelR74
04-25-2013, 05:06 PM
4 grand? Editing software, sound gear, and a poker table. (Gotta provide a good way for the crew to blow off steam!)

Raoul Duke
04-25-2013, 09:01 PM
I would buy a ticket to Liverpool and watch as many games at Anfield as I could

Smiley
05-10-2013, 05:54 PM
If I had $4000, I would pay down my credit card debt. Woohoo!


Ditto

I would also invest in more lights, props, studio space, trademark my film production company name...

Anonymous Filmmaker
05-10-2013, 06:10 PM
I would also invest in more lights, props, studio space, trademark my film production company name...

I think that would be a little over 4000...

Smiley
05-10-2013, 06:25 PM
I think that would be a little over 4000...

You mean the studio space? Yeah but I have a regular job to help cover that

Havey
05-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Buy a Canon 5D Mark II, a new wide angle lens, a steady cam and some better lighting.

Aaron Jones
05-11-2013, 09:16 AM
Hmmm... Get a second Camcorder or upgrade my post production system and software.

Havey
05-11-2013, 09:30 AM
I'd probably upgrade my editing computer as well.

brianknapp
07-23-2013, 08:35 AM
So just got back from vacation and just got all my new stuff in the mail so I thought I'd update you guys on what I got. First off turns out the 4k was way off I only have amounted about 1000 so far. With that money I have obtained a t2i with kit lens a 50mm f1.8 or as you all may know the "nifty fifty" a rode videomic and a flycam nano (steadicam). Later this week I'm hoping to use all this stuff and show you guys a video sometime next week!